Prior to Covid-19, ‘good work’ was a major inclusive growth priority for IGN members with many showing positive progress in delivering ‘good work’. The pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses, presenting a range of challenges for businesses of all types and sizes, including cashflow, viability and returning to work safely.
As we move to recovery, there is a willingness to ‘build back better’ and IGN members are highlighting the links between good work, productivity and public health to make the case for change. However, there are growing concerns around whether any job is better than no job in the context of rising unemployment. Experts from the Centre for Progressive Policy and JRF led a workshop to explore how to build good work into Covid-19 recovery plans.