Unfinished Business: securing full employment in the UK

Thursday 3 March 2016 Jobs, Skills and Pay

The Chancellor has committed to securing full employment, and getting two million more people into work over this parliament.

But where could those people come from and is that figure ambitious enough? What constitutes full employment and what can local, city and central governments do to make it a reality? How can employers attract those currently outside of the labour market?

At an event at its headquarters, the Resolution Foundation launched the final report of its major investigation into securing full employment. Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Owen Smith outlined Labour’s approach to boosting employment, before taking part in an expert panel discussion and wider Q&A.