The Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value will be hosting a workshop on the 26th May 10:30-15:00 to explore the Leicester and Leicestershire economy. The workshop will involve a combination of presentations and open discussions, and provide a forum for representatives from academia, policy, the business and voluntary sectors, as well as the general public, to explore the challenges and opportunities the Leicester economy faces. A networking lunch will be provided.

Outline of workshop

10:30-11:00. Introductions and welcome

11:00-12:30. Poverty, the cost of living crisis and the informal economy. Topics for discussion include:

  • The nature and size of the informal economy in Leicester.
  • Regional inflation and the cost of living.
  • Measuring in-work poverty in Leicester and Leicestershire.
  • The challenge of indebtedness in young adults.
  • A high wage future for Leicester?

12:30-13:15, Lunch

13:15-14:45. Sustainability and green growth. Topics for discussion include:

  • How can Leicester and Leicestershire businesses adapt to net zero.
  • A greener future for Leicester.
  • Corporate social responsibility and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

14:45-15:00. Closing remarks.

Further details

To reserve a place at the workshop please book on Eventbrite. More details will be posted shortly.