Beyond COvid: The discussion Series

Avoiding mass unemployment: job creation after Covid-19

September 18, 2020

The pandemic has provoked unprecedented disruption within the UK labour market. Though the Government’s response in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been praised, the proposed end to the scheme in October has given rise to fears of mass unemployment. Meanwhile, the longer-term impact of coronavirus on the structure of the labour market is yet to be determined. This briefing session will unpack the policy debate around job creation and job quality as we look to rebuild the economy Beyond Covid.