Building back business: Are firms ready to power the recovery?

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Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 - 15:30 to 16:30

Building back business: Are firms ready to power the recovery?

Organiser

Resolution Foundation

Location

Online Event
United Kingdom
GB

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on Britain, but the roll-out of vaccines offers hope. The economy is expected to recover this year – but the strength of that recovery will depend on how our firms, and jobs and housing markets, respond in the months ahead. Decisions made at the upcoming Budget will help shape Britain’s recovery. 

To mark and inform this critical period, the Resolution Foundation is publishing a series of Recovery Plan papers and interactive webinars. We’re starting with a focus on firms, and an event with new CBI Director-General Tony Danker.

  • What is the state of firms’ finances as we head towards a gradual economic reopening? 
  • What challenges will businesses face as they restart in the ‘new normal’? 
  • How will the expiration of support schemes this Spring affect their ability to recovery?
  • And what support can the Chancellor provide in his upcoming Budget to forge a path to recovery?

At the first webinar in our Recovery Plan series, the Resolution Foundation will present the key findings from its latest research on the position of firms in the crisis. We will then hear from CBI Director-General, Tony Danker, and Senior Partner at McKinsey, Dame Vivian Hunt, on the impact of Covid-19 on businesses, and how Government can help to address the challenges they face. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel before and during the event.

Speakers:

  • Tony Danker -Director-General at the CBI
  • Dame Vivian Hunt -Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
  • Jack Leslie -Economist at the Resolution Foundation
  • Torsten Bell -Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation (Chair) 

Part of the Resolution Foundation Recovery Plan series. 

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