17 Mar How would Labour build a more resilient economy? Join us online!
Join Renaissance, Progressive Britain and a panel of experts – including influential Labour front-benchers – on Monday 21st March (7.30pm) to discuss what a Labour government’s plan for a more resilient British economy should look like. Register today to join the conversation.
The pandemic and now Putin’s invasion of Ukraine have exposed the profound structural weakness of the UK economy. Over the past decade, we have become over-reliant on actors that do not have our best interests at heart, including on China for personal protective equipment and lateral flow tests, but also our nuclear power stations, technology and higher education. Putin’s war has shown Europe the cost of reliance on Russian energy and London to be a laundromat for the illicit finance of oligarchs.
Last year, in addition to a supply chain crisis, we also saw weakened British businesses bought out by private equity companies at an alarming rate – often without thought or concern for the long-term job prospects for workers, their families and communities.
So how would Labour build a more resilient British economy while maintaining competitiveness? Will the supply chain crisis last, and what will the economic ‘pressure points’ of the future be? How can the party best expose the failings of 10 years of Conservative neglect?
We’ll hear from
- James Murray MP (Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury)
- Chi Onwurah MP (Shadow BEIS & DCMS)
- Paul Lindley OBE (entrepreneur and founder, Ella’s Kitchen)
- Kate Dearden (Community Union)
- David Offenbach (Labour Business and co-author of ‘Takeovers and the UK Economy’)
- Stephen Kinnock MP – chair.