Storm ready: how to keep us afloat as unemployment hits

Zoom webinar
Tuesday 08 September 2020 -
09:30 to 22:30

Shaping a recovery that reduces poverty

An economic discussion series from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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.

Storm ready: how to keep us afloat as unemployment hits

As the lifeline of the furlough scheme is wound down in the next few months, we are about to be hit by another wave of unemployment. This timely webinar - based around JRF’s most recent research on who is most at risk of losing their job and which sectors and places will be most affected - considered what positive action is needed next to help people keep their heads above water. Attendees received an advance copy of the research report ahead of the event.

Issues covered included:

  • Who is most at risk of losing their jobs? 
  • Is now the right time to wind down the furlough scheme without a replacement? 
  • Has the Government’s Plan for Jobs offered enough to people losing their jobs? 

Webinar speakers were

  • Chair: Dave Innes, Head of Economics, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Tony Wilson, Institute Director, Institute for Employment Studies
  • Jeevun Sandher, Economist, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and King’s College London

You can view the full virtual zoom webinar here.

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