Conservative Party Conference 2023 – What’s driving the UK’s economic inactivity problem?

Join Centre for Cities at this year's Conservative Party Conference 2023 for this panel discussion on economic inactivity across the country, and what can be done.

Event starts at 10:00 - 11:00 on 2 October 2023 at Room G1, Friends' Meeting House

UK unemployment triples when including economically inactive people. Join us at this panel discussion to explore the drivers of economic inactivity across different regions and demographics, and how to address the inactivity challenge.


Cllr James Jamieson, Central Bedfordshire Council and former Chair, LGA

Dr Elaine Dewhurst, Work & Equalities Institute, University of Manchester

Jo Bibby, Director of Health, The Health Foundation

Ben Harrison, Director, The Work Foundation

Chair: Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities

This event is kindly sponsored by Policy@Manchester.

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