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Economic Justice for the North East

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The Biscuit Factory

16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1AN

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What does economic justice mean for the North East?

The UK economy is not working. It is no longer delivering rising standards for a majority of the population. Too many people are in insecure jobs; young people are set to be poorer than their parents; the nations and regions of the UK are diverging further.

The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice was established in 2016 in the wake of the vote to leave the EU to examine the challenges facing the UK economy and to make recommendations for reform. Its final report Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy, published in September 2018, made the case for a radical overhaul of our economy.

Join IPPR for an event involving people from across the North East to have your say on how the economy works for you. Jamie Driscoll, newly elected Mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority, will be joined by community leaders and trade union representatives to respond to questions and thoughts on what economic justice means for the region and how it could be achieved.

This event is open to all and will take place on Wednesday 19th June, 17:30-20:00 at The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN. The event will open with refreshments at 17:30, with speeches beginning at 18:00. It will then finish with further refreshments between 19:30-20:00.

Confirmed speakers include:

Jamie Driscoll, Mayor, North of Tyne Combined Authority

Sara Bryson, Community Organiser, Tyne & Wear Citizens and Member of the Commission

Carol Botten, Chief Executive, Voluntary Organisations' Network North East (VONNE)

Beth Farhat, Regional Secretary, TUC Northern

Ammar Mirza CBE, Chairman and Founder, Asian Business Connexions

Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR and Founder of the Centre for Economic Justice

Sarah Longlands, Director, IPPR North

Carys Roberts, Chief Economist and Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

For more information on this event, email j.bresson@ippr.org.

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