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How can employment support and civil society respond to crisis and recession?

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NPC will be hosting an event at this year’s Labour Party Conference alongside ERSA (the Employment Related Services Association).

We will be discussing: The cost-of-living crisis—how can employment support and civil society respond to crisis and recession?

The inflationary pressures brought by the cost-of-living crisis continue to squeeze wages around the country. A pandemic hangover means many people have left the labour market and are not looking for work, whilst more are taking time away from work due to long-covid and burnout. 

The government has announced a welcome package of support, however with the Bank of England predicting a recession by the end of this year, more help will be needed. As well as the support they are already offering during the cost-of-living crisis, civil society and employment support organisations will increasingly be needed to play the vital role of helping those who struggle to find work, and those who want to advance in their career, to move into better paid and fulfilling jobs. However, facing the same inflationary pressures—where should they focus their resources in the face of rising demand, and what should government do to ease this burden? 

At this event you will hear from politicians, employment support groups and leading charities about what support is needed to get people into work now. Speakers include Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee. 

Please join us to lend your thoughts on this topic and discuss potential actions which government, business and civil society need to take to support people across the country. 

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