UpcomingMonday 4 December 2023

Transformation nation

Steering Britain out of stagnation

The final report of The Economy 2030 Inquiry

Register to attend in person or to receive an access link for online viewers.

The UK economy is living with a toxic combination of 15 years of low growth and four decades of high inequality. The result is a country in relative decline, falling behind its peers, where taxes not wages are rising, and where millions of households have been painfully exposed to the shocks posed by the pandemic and cost of living crisis.

Britain needs a new approach if it is to turn this stagnation around as we emerge from the pandemic, adjust to Brexit, and urgently transition towards a net zero future – one that leverages rather than downplays its economic strengths, confronts rather ignores its economic weaknesses, and aligns rather silos its tax, trade, industry, labour market and net zero policies so they add up to a coherent economic strategy.

Over the past three years, the Resolution Foundation has been collaborating with the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE on The Economy 2030 Inquiry, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, to investigate, understand and solve these huge economic challenges. The project is culminating a major new book and conference focused on what a renewed economic strategy for the UK could and should look like. We will set out and discuss how Britain can navigate the decisive decade ahead and secure stronger, sustainable, inclusive growth that reaches all parts of the UK.

Over the course of an all-day conference, we will hear from leading UK politicians and economists and policy makers from across the world, via keynote speeches, panel discussions and audience Q&As, as we debate the future of the UK economy.

The conference – which takes place on Monday 4th December, at the QEII Centre in Westminster – 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 each panel session before and during the event via Slido.

The full line-up of speakers and timings for each of the keynote speeches and panel discussions will be announced in due course, and published on our website.