Economic Justice for the North East

Wednesday, 19 June, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:00
The Biscuit Factory 16 Stoddart Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN


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 North East to have your say on how the economy works for you. 

Jamie Driscoll, newly elected Mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority, will be joined by community leaders and trade union representatives to respond to questions and thoughts on what economic justice means for the region and how it could be achieved.

Confirmed speakers include:

Jamie Driscoll, Mayor, North of Tyne Combined Authority

Sara Bryson, Community Organiser, Tyne & Wear Citizens and Member of the Commission

Carol Botten, Chief Executive, Voluntary Organisations' Network North East (VONNE)

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

This event is open to all and audience members will have the opportunity to pre-submit questions on key themes related to economic justice and sign up to speak about their experience of the economy during the event.

Register via Eventbrite.

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