Mind the income gap

Mind the Income Gap: Growth from fair wages – seminar

Photo of the speakers on the panel at the Mind the Gap After Austerity seminar.

This seminar took place on 1 July 2013 at TUC Congress House.

Real incomes have fallen for nearly three years leaving household budgets under pressure.  But slow wage growth also has impacts for the wider economy, with many now arguing that it led to the growing reliance on household debt which fuelled the recent crash.

Our panel of speakers debated whether we need to secure higher wages to create sustainable growth, and what needs to change to get there.

Speakers

Photo of Romain Ranciere, Professor of Economics at the Paris School of EconomicsPhoto of James Plunkett, James Plunkett, Director of Policy and Development at the Resolution Foundation think tankPhoto of Frances O'Grady, TUC General SecretaryHoward ReedBen Chu, Economics Editor at the Independent, chaired the seminar

Speakers included Romain Ranciere, Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics; James Plunkett, Director of Policy and Development at the Resolution Foundation think tank, Howard Reed, Director of Economic Research Consultancy Landman Economics and Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary. To find out more about the speakers, please visit the speaker biogs page.

The seminar was chaired by Ben Chu, economics editor at the Independent newspaper.

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