Making the UK a good place to work – and the launch of Understanding Society’s Insights 2017Conferences

How should we tackle low pay and precarious work – a dynamic or damaging force?

With growing concerns about UK’s endemic low pay and impact of the ‘gig’ economy, a panel of leading policy commentators will discuss new findings from Understanding Society data and explore how we can improve low pay and insecure work in the context of emerging evidence.

The event will bring together policy makers, employer and skills bodies, trade unions, HR professionals, educationalists, local authorities, pay campaigners and think tanks. Delegates will have plenty of opportunity to contribute to the debate and enjoy a reception afterwards.The event is part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science.

Presented by:

Event Chair: Vicky Pryce, economist, author and commentator Insights 2017: David Walker, Chair, Understanding Society Governing Board Headline findings on low pay and work theme: Professor Susan Harkness, Director, Understanding Society Policy Unit Is low pay a spring board to higher earnings? Conor D’Arcy, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Resolution Foundation How can we improve low pay and insecure work in the UK? Panel and delegate discussion: Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills, British Chambers of Commerce Paul Gregg, Professor of Economic and Social Policy, and Director of the Centre for Analysis and Social Policy, University of Bath Matthew Oakley, Social Metrics Commission and Director of WPI Economics Steve Turner, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union

Date & time:

8 Nov 2017 16:00 pm - 8 Nov 2017 19:30 pm


Church House Westminster Deans Yard London SW1P 3NZ


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