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How best to tackle unemployment

22nd June 2021
  • ResPublica

Conservative anti-poverty month | Online Conference

ResPublica, with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, are organising an online anti-poverty conference with Conservative MPs and prominent academics in June, with five panels spread over four weeks.

The Conference will aim to platform and discuss centre-right ideas for tackling, ameliorating, and possibly ending the different types of poverty that continue to blight the country.

The fourth of the five panels on How best to tackle unemployment took place on 22nd June.

Speakers and key talking points

Ben Chu, Economics Editor, BBC Newsnight (Chair)

Dr Abi Adams-Prassl, Oxford University
Unemployment; trends and key issues

Dave Innes, Head of Economics JRF
Poverty and unemployment

Chris Skidmore MP
Lifelong Learning and its impact on tackling unemployment

Damian Collins MP
The gig economy and workers’ rights

The themes of the five panels are:

https://youtu.be/S7z-x1PA9IQ

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