The Case for a Universal Work Service – Launch with Jonathan Ashworth MP

After the pandemic, the UK’s labour market is in an unusual position, simultaneously experiencing low unemployment and a record 1.28 million vacancies in the first three months of 2022.

In this context, Demos is publishing a new report, The Case for a Universal Work Service, which explores why the current system of employment support, skills and careers services needs reform.

The event is part of a wider programme at Demos looking at relational public services, supported by Capita. The programme is exploring how relationships can be put at the heart of public services, so that they build social capital, local democracy and community strength.

Speakers to include:

  • Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Member of Parliament for Leicester South
  • Charlotte Pickles, Director, Reform
  • Andrew Phillips, Researcher, Demos
  • Polly Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Demos

We will be starting at 5pm. Drinks will be provided.

You can watch a recording of the event here.