We are very excited to announce our second event: ‘Britain’s Puzzlingly Poor Productivity’! This will be the second in our ‘A Decade Since the Great Recession’ series, and an opportunity to hear from some of the top subject matter experts on what we can do to increase Britain’s economic capacity with our existing resources.

Since the great recession in 2008, the UK’s productivity growth, especially labour productivity, has been weaker than in many other OECD countries. So much so that the gap between actual and pre-crisis outputs was nearly 20% lower per hour at the end of 2016 than in the previous decade. Our panellists will be discussing their views on this and the interventions they think could boost performance in the wake of the crash. This will include among others a deep dive into the drivers of productivity, potential labour and investment policies and how businesses can train and invest in their workforce.

Each guest will give a short speech which will be followed by a discussion and a Q&A.


Hubert Wu, Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team
John Heap, Managing Director, Institute of Productivity
Dr. Anna Valero, ESRC Innovation Fellow - Growth, LSE
Robert Whelan, Senior Human Capital Consultant, Deloitte
Chi Onwurah MP, Labour (tbc)
Marion Mayer, Economy & Finance Network Events Officer (chair)


If you have any questions then as always please feel free to email us , hope to see you there ! 


June 13, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Fabian HQ
61 Petty France Westminster
London SW1H 9EU
United Kingdom
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