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Hosted with the Resolution Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation

Economy 2030 Inquiry

Ending stagnation

Various speakers

Monday 04 December 2023 09:30 - 16:00

This event is both online and in person

Off Campus

About this event

A New Economic Strategy for Britain

The UK economy is living with a toxic combination of 15 years of low growth and four decades of high inequality. The result is a country in relative decline, falling behind its peers, where taxes not wages are rising, and millions of households have been painfully exposed to shocks posed by the pandemic and cost of living crisis.

Britain needs a new approach if it is to turn this stagnation around as we emerge from the pandemic, adjust to Brexit, and urgently transition towards a net zero future - one that leverages rather than downplays its economic strengths, confronts its economic weaknesses, and aligns its tax, trade, industry, labour market and net zero policies so they add up to a coherent economic strategy.

Over the past three years, CEP has collaborated with the Resolution Foundation on The Economy 2030 Inquiry, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, to investigate, understand and solve these huge economic challenges. The project culminates in a major book and conference focused on what a renewed economic strategy for the UK could and should look like. We set out and discuss how Britain can navigate the decisive decade ahead and secure stronger, sustainable, inclusive growth that reaches all parts of the UK.

Over the course of an all-day conference, we hear from leading UK politicians, economists and policy makers, via keynote speeches, panel discussions and audience Q&As, as we debate the future of the UK economy.

The conference - held at the QEII Centre in Westminster - will be open for people to physically attend, alongside being broadcast via YouTube and the Resolution Foundation website. Viewers will be able to submit questions to each panel session before and during the event via Slido.

For more information, visit the Economy 2030 Inquiry website.


Jeremy Hunt Chancellor of the Exchequer
Keir Starmer Leader of the Opposition
Mark Drakeford First Minister of Wales
Zanny Minton Beddoes The Economist
Sharon White John Lewis Partnership
Swati Dhingra Bank of England MPC member and CEP
Andy Haldane Royal Society of Arts
Diane Coyle Bennett Institute for Public Policy at Cambridge University
Stephanie Flanders Bloomberg Economics
Christina McAnea UNISON
Martin Wolf Financial Times
Tom Riordan Leeds City Council
David Edgerton King's College London

Economy 2030 Inquiry Resolution Foundation Nuffield Foundation

Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


This event will take place Off Campus.