Delivering security for workers beyond Covid-19

Zoom Webinar
Tuesday 21 July 2020 -
11:00 to 12:00

The webinar focused on why greater security for workers needs to be built-in to the UK's recovery plans so we can have a stronger and more inclusive economy beyond COVID-19.

Issues covered

  • Is now the right time to be concerned with offering workers security, or should reforms be paused until the economy has recovered?
  • How can we encourage businesses to offer more secure work arrangements?
  • What should the government priorities be to deliver more security for workers?
  • How would this change our economy and the lives of people currently trapped in poverty?


Webinar speakers were

  • Ben Chu, Economics Editor, The Independent (Chair)
  • Gavin Kelly, Chair, The Resolution Foundation
  • Martin Sandbu, European Economics Commentator, Financial Times
  • Rebecca McDonald, Senior Economist, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

A copy of the JRF research report, which formed the basis for the webinar and was launched on the same day, was sent to all attendees.

You can view the full virtual zoom webinar here.

More about our new economic series

JRF’s new economic discussion series aims to put people restricted by poverty at the heart of the post-coronavirus economic conversation.

We will be presenting new JRF research and recommendations on how to reshape an economy that reduces poverty and getting ideas from a range of economic experts. There will be a number of publications and webinars throughout 2020.

If you would like to learn more about our economics work? Contact Malou Lindholm, Head of Events, Joseph Rowntree Foundation for more information.