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Think tanks and research groups questioned on Government’s plans to boost employment 

25 October 2022

The Work and Pensions Committee explores how effective the Government’s employment support programmes have been. MPs are likely to examine how employment schemes can better target unemployed people including those who are not looking for work, those who are, people of different ages, and those with disabilities. 


Wednesday 26 October 2022, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.15am

  • Jonathan Cribb, Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
  • Louise Murphy, Economist, The Resolution Foundation

At 10.15am

  • Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute
  • Ben Harrison, Director, The Work Foundation
  • Dr Eleanor Carter, Research Director, Government Outcomes Lab, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Tony Wilson, Institute Director, Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

The session may cover the value of self-employment as a route to higher employment levels and the potential impact of devolving employment support. MPs are also expected to examine how far the Covid-19 pandemic is to blame for increased economic inactivity and record high job vacancies.

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