Economy 2030
Monetary policy
Economic growth

Monday 15 November 2021

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Assessing the performance of British firms

British firms have had a tumultuous decade – from the financial crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2020s brings new challenges as they grapple with post-Brexit trade and regulatory changes, the net zero transition, and improving the UK’s woeful productivity record. But what is the state of British business as it heads into this decisive decade?

How dynamic is British capitalism? Which firms’ poor performance lies behind the UK’s persistently low productivity? What are the key differences between our firms and their competitors abroad? And what role should policy play in helping ensure firms can deliver the high wage, high productivity economy that everyone wants to see?

The Resolution Foundation is hosting an in-person and interactive webinar – as part of The Economy 2030 Inquiry, funded by the Nuffield Foundation – to debate and answer these questions. Following a presentation of the key highlights from a new joint Resolution Foundation/ LSE health check of British firms’ economic performance, we will hear from leading experts, including MPC member Jonathan Haskel, on this crucial issue for the UK economy.

The event will be open for a limited number of people to physically attend, and also broadcast via YouTube and the Resolution Foundation website. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel before and during the event.