• UPCOMING EVENTS

Taking stock: What do changes in the way we shop mean for jobs in retail?

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The seismic changes on the high street have been hugely visible throughout Britain, and prompted much soul searching from businesses, communities and policy makers in local, regional and national government. But even more important than the recent loss of some household names, is what the changing way we live, work and shop means for the … Continued

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Spring in our step or long winter ahead? The UK economy on Brexit eve

Monday 4 March 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Coming a fortnight before Britain is scheduled to leave the EU, the upcoming Spring Statement will provide an important health check on the UK economy as we prepare to depart. But looking into the future poses challenges for any forecaster wrestling with the recent growth slowdown and the uncertainty of what form Brexit will eventually … Continued

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Even Greater Manchester: The launch of the Independent Prosperity Review

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review was established to undertake a detailed and rigorous assessment of the current state, and future potential, of Greater Manchester’s economy. The review provides a major update of the city region’s economic evidence base providing lessons for policy makers across Greater Manchester, and for other city-regions across the UK with … Continued

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Light at the end of the tunnel? Will it be an ‘end of austerity’ Budget

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Public Finances and the Economy

With just a few weeks to go until Budget 2018, the Chancellor faces a tough balancing act of managing high expectations following promises of an end to austerity, and even higher uncertainty as Britain prepares to leave the European Union next Spring. Faced with such uncertainty, how can the Chancellor find the extra £20bn promised … Continued

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Understanding Britain’s pay crisis

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Britain is on course to experience the worst decade for pay growth in over two centuries – an unmitigated disaster for living standards. But while a large part of this is down to the financial crisis and its aftermath, Britain’s terrible record on pay has continued even while employment has surged to record highs. So … Continued

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Party Conferences Fringe Events 2018

Sunday 23 September 2018

Labour The Big Debate: Inequality in 21st Century Britain Sunday 23rd September 6:00pm-7:30pm ACC Liverpool, Auditorium 1C Speakers: Ed Miliband MP Lisa Nandy MP Clive Lewis MP Marvin Rees – Mayor of Bristol Polly Toynbee – The Guardian Frances O’Grady – Trade Union Congress Torsten Bell (Chair) – Director of the Resolution Foundation The Big … Continued

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