The UK heads into winter facing a resurgence in the virus and uncertainty about potential lockdown measures, all against a backdrop of questions about the sustainability of changing government support mechanisms.
Even if delayed, following the immediate health crisis of the pandemic, we are now creeping towards an unprecedented economic crisis – and simultaneous social crisis.
Our research series, “UK on Life Support” has used trends in data to explore the hidden impacts of the pandemic on the most vulnerable segments of society.
Focussing on the impact to businesses and unemployment, the young and the elderly, we asked:
- What are the material and longer-term impacts of the pandemic that are less widely reported by media or addressed by policy-makers, but hitting the most vulnerable segments of society hardest?
- What steps, if any, should we undertake to focus government support and private company investment to tackle the biggest priorities over the coming months and years?
Join Capgemini Invent and cross-industry experts to debate these key questions and bring together our findings so far. Our aim will be to identify the key challenges and priorities we face and start the discussion on how these can be tackled collaboratively, influencing key policy makers and institutions.
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Age UK is the country’s leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.
The Institute of Economic Affairs is the UK’s original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. It’s mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.
The Prince’s Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track.