Where are the Workers?

10/03/2023 - 10/03/2023



Where are the Workers?

Friday 10 March, 11:00-12:00


  • Julian Jessop, Fellow – Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Jonathan Cribb, Associate Director – Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Rt Hon Chloe Smith MP, Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • Karl Williams, Senior Researcher – Centre for Policy Studies (Chair)
  • Henry Curr, Economics Editor – The Economist


Nearly a year on since the lifting of all Covid restrictions, employment levels in the UK have not returned to pre-pandemic levels, instead sinking to lows not seen since the 1970s. Where have all the workers gone and how do we bring them back?
To discuss these issues, we are pleased to welcome a first-rate cast of speakers for an online panel event chaired by CPS Senior Researcher Karl Williams.


Friday 10 March
11.00 – 12.00