Could more inclusive workplaces be the key to future UK productivity?

Conservative Party Conference Fringe Event

How can the best employers adapt to make their workplaces and practices inclusive to the UK’s diverse workforce? Britain is currently experiencing a chronic productivity lag, stagnant wages and endemic technical skills shortage. With Brexit signalling potentially dramatic changes to the available workforce, what can ambitious employers do to fill the skills gap within the domestic labour force? Could developing and adapting working practices accommodate those currently at the margins of the labour market – including those with disabilities, health conditions or caring responsibilities? How will the best employers change their practices to ensure they thrive, and continue to provide opportunities for good jobs and progression to their teams?


Date and time

Tuesday 2nd October, 12.45 – 14.00


Birmingham ICC

This event will be situated inside the secured zone at Conservative Party Conference 2018. Event attendees must be in possession of a relevant conference pass to obtain admittance.


Amanda Mackenzie, CEO BiTC

Polly Mackenzie, Demos

More to be announced


If you have any questions about this event, please contact the events team via email; [email protected]

This event is kindly supported by Aviva.