Monday 14 March 2022

Catch 2022

What does the end of a global pandemic and the start of a European conflict mean for Britain’s economic outlook?

The end of the Covid economic crisis is finally in sight. But it has swiftly been replaced by a terrifying conflict in Europe that threatens lives in Ukraine and livelihoods far beyond its borders. The UK’s immediate post-Covid economy thankfully doesn’t include the lengthy dole queues that normally follow a recession. But it instead faces new challenges – including older workers exiting the labour market and the highest inflation for at least three decades – amid huge uncertainty.

How strong will the UK’s economic recovery be, and when will it approach a new ‘normal’? What impact will the war in Ukraine have on the UK, European and Global economic outlook? And what does all this mean for the public, and household finances?

In the week running up the OBR’s Spring Statement on Wednesday 23rd March, the Resolution Foundation is hosting an in-person and interactive webinar to debate and answer these questions. Following a presentation of new research on the UK economic outlook for 2022, we will hear from leading experts on the challenges this will pose for families and policy makers alike.

The event will be open for people to physically attend, alongside being broadcast via YouTube and the Resolution Foundation website. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel before and during the event via Slido.