John McDonnell MP and Jo Swinson MP speak at launch of new IPPR centre for economic justice. At Congress Centre, London, Great Britain 9th May 20199
John McDonnell MP and Jo Swinson MP speak at launch of new IPPR centre for economic justice.
At Congress Centre, London, Great Britain
9th May 20199
The UK in the Global Economy
Introducing the IPPR Centre for Economic Justice
The UK economy is not working. It no longer provides rising living standards for the majority, and as more and more people feel economically disenfranchised, the political consequences are being felt across society. Many of the causes of the UK’s poor economic performance go back 30 years or more, pre-dating Brexit and the global financial crisis.
Key trends in the global economy make the task of fundamental reform more urgent. The global slowdown in trade, the growth of debt in major economies and political uncertainty present risks to growth and stability. Environmental breakdown and technological change will have huge impacts on the sustainability and strength of our economic model.
This event will coincide with the launch of the first discussion paper from the Centre for Economic Justice at IPPR, on how our economic model must change to meet the challenges ahead. The Centre for Economic Justice at IPPR is our flagship initiative to advance the work of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice whose final report ‘Prosperity & Justice: a Plan for the New Economy’ was published in September 2018. The Patrons of the Centre are the Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress.
What does a sustainable growth model for the UK look like in the context of the changing global economy?
Are we due another recession? How should policymakers prepare?
How can we deliver prosperity and justice in light of these global trends?
Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary, TUC
Introduction to the Centre: Tom Kibasi Director, IPPR
Rt Hon John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Photograph by Elliott Franks