Mind the Income Gap: Growth from fair wages – 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 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.