There are few more important issues to be tackled on our high streets than the crime epidemic faced by retailers and shop-workers. ’Property’ crimes are often regressive- impacting those living in the most deprived circumstances the most. The panel will discuss how retail offences are often perpetrated by individuals linked to Organised Crime Groups, yet are rarely taken sufficiently seriously by the police or wider criminal justice system.
Homeownership is on the slide, particularly for younger generations. This is a profound crisis that has created intergenerational tensions and heightened wealth inequality. Labour is seeking to cast itself as the party of homeownership, and has set an ambition of 70% of households owning their own homes. This panel will consider how it can achieve this.
Supporting and expanding the NHS workforce will be a top priority for a Labour government. So how can they deliver their plans for the largest workforce expansion in NHS history? What measures should be considered to ensure bottlenecks in training are minimised and so healthcare professionals can be effectively retained over the long-term?
The production challenges and financial cost of Britain’s support to Ukraine has brought into question the suitability of our defence industrial system for modern warfare. This panel considers how the UK can foster a defence industry fit to ensure national security and serve economic rejuvenation.
Labour recently launched its mission to “build an NHS fit for the future”, promising the delivery of more care in the community, a focus on prevention and the largest workforce expansion in NHS history. So how would a Labour government seek to realise these ambitions? Policy Exchange is pleased to host Wes Streeting MP in conversation with Andrew Marr.
The housing crisis is one of the most acute public policy challenges facing the UK. In recent months, the Labour Party has sought to draw dividing lines on the subject with the Government, and to set out its plan for delivering new housing supply. This panel will consider the specific measures a Labour Government would adopt to expand the UK housing stock.
Labour has stated that it will fight the next election on economic growth, and it has pledged to secure the highest sustained growth in the G7 elected. This is an ambitious commitment; how would a Labour Government go about achieving it? This panel will explore Labour’s partnership model for delivering economic growth and its implications for UK Plc.
The COVID pandemic demonstrated the fundamental importance of good data in government decision-making. Yet in every area, from economics to crime to education, the data available – and how it is presented – shapes our understanding and the policy options available. How can we mobilise data to ensure Government makes the best decisions possible?
After winning the Labour leadership, Keir Starmer has tilted to the centre on both economic and social policy. Does this reflect his own views? And given that many Labour members and activists – and some MPs – are considerably further to the left, how far can this survive an electoral victory?
Apprenticeships can transform lives – but while the Apprenticeship Levy has many strengths, the system is not delivering the number of high quality apprenticeships our country needs. This event will discuss how Labour’s commitment to establish a Growth and Skills Levy offers the opportunity to revitalise employer-based training and create opportunity across the country.
Maths is fundamental to our success – as individuals, and as a nation. But too many children are failing to realise their potential, or are being held back from success in life. This event will examine how we can revolutionise maths teaching from ages 11 to 18, to develop maths excellence in children of all backgrounds.