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Economy 2030, the Resolution Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation

What drives productivity gaps across the UK?

Mind the gap (part II)

Andy Haldane (Royal Society for Arts), Henry Overman (CEP, LSE and What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth), Torsten Bell (Resolution Foundation), Deborah Cadman (Birmingham City Council)

Thursday 30 June 2022 09:30 - 10:45

This event is both online and in person

Off Campus

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People’s incomes are fundamental to their living standards, and productivity is fundamental to those incomes. But Britain is beset by big productivity gaps – between North and South, and between metro and non-metro areas. Understanding what has driven these gaps and how they’ve changed over time is critical for an economic strategy that successfully tackles them.
How big are productivity gaps across Britain, and how they changed over time? Are all productivity gaps a problem, or should we focus on some more than others? What do the causes of those gaps tell us about what it would take to close them? And are we on course to do so?

The Resolution Foundation is hosting an in-person and interactive webinar – as part of The Economy 2030 Inquiry, funded by the Nuffield Foundation – to debate and answer these questions. Following a presentation of the key highlights from new research joint with the LSE on productivity gaps between places, we will hear from leading experts on what these findings tell us about the UK’s spatial inequalities and how to close these gaps.
The first ‘Mind the gap’ event, focusing on income gaps between places, is taking place on Monday 27th June.
The event 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 the panel before and during the event via Slido.

Economy 2030 Inquiry Resolution Foundation Nuffield Foundation

This event will take place Off Campus.