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Economic Justice for the South West
Posted on: November 1st 2019
Section: Member news


What does economic justice mean for the South West?

The UK economy is not working. It is no longer delivering rising standards for a majority of the population. Too many people are in insecure jobs; young people are set to be poorer than their parents; the nations and regions of the UK are diverging further.

The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice was established in 2016 in the wake of the vote to leave the EU to examine the challenges facing the UK economy and to make recommendations for reform. Its final report Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy, published in September 2018, made the case for a radical overhaul of our economy.

Join IPPR for an event involving people from across the South West to have your say on the fairness of the economy in the region. Cllr John Hart and Molly Scott Cato MEP will be joined by leading figures from civil society, business and trade unions in the South West to respond to audience questions and reflections on prosperity and economic justice.

This event is open to all and will take place on Thursday 21st November, 5.30-8:30pm at Exeter Corn Exchange, Market St, Exeter EX1 1BW. The event will open with refreshments at 5.30pm, with speeches beginning at 6.00pm. There will be drinks and activities from 7.30-8.30pm.

Confirmed speakers include:

Cllr John Hart, Leader of Devon County Council

Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar

Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

Elaine Cook, CEO, Devon Communities Together

Wendy Hart, Founder and Director, Community Nudge Builders

More speakers to be announced.

This event is part of a series, which has been generously supported by Friends Provident Charitable Foundation.

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