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The ongoing impact of the global pandemic means that global economic conditions are likely to remain challenging in the short-term and the end of the transition period approaching on 31 December brings further uncertainty for UK business.

In this virtual event, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC Director General will be joined by Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England as part of our Global Insights Leaders Programme.
Topics on the agenda include:

the Bank of England's decision to significantly expand quantitative easing;
how the Bank works with financial institutions to provide on the ground support for businesses; and
what further steps are needed to help kickstart economic recovery.


Andrew Bailey – Governor of the Bank of England

Andrew Bailey began his term as Governor of the Bank of England on 16 March 2020. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from 1 July 2016 until taking up the role of Governor. As CEO of the FCA, Andrew Bailey was also a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, the Financial Policy Committee, and the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority.

While retaining his role as Executive Director of the Bank, Andrew joined the Financial Services Authority in April 2011 as Deputy Head of the Prudential Business Unit and Director of UK Banks and Building Societies.

Tuesday 22 September
08:30 – 09:30 (UK Time)

Andrew worked at the Bank in a number of areas, most recently as Executive Director for Banking Services and Chief Cashier, as well as Head of the Bank's Special Resolution Unit (SRU). Previous roles include Governor's Private Secretary, and Head of the International Economic Analysis Division in Monetary Analysis.

Join Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy at the BCC, as she hosts a conversation with Pawel Adrjan and Jack Kennedy from Indeed.

They will be discussing a new report, published by Indeed, on the state of the UK labour market, called 'From Lockdown to Locked Out: Getting People Back to Work'.

Tens of millions of people visit the Indeed site in the UK every month, running hundreds of millions of searches every year.The report covers the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the job market, including how the profile of jobseekers is changing, which occupations have become more competitive (and which are harder to fill), and the behaviour of jobseekers in this new environment.

This interactive and engaging webinar will enable businesses to understand how they can navigate and succeed in this complex period for the labour market.

The contributors:
Pawel Adrjan is Head of EMEA Research at Indeed Hiring Lab blog. And a Research Fellow at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford. Jack Kennedy is UK Economist in the Indeed Hiring Lab. Their research on the labour market is available on the Indeed Hiring Lab blog.

Jane Gratton is Head of People Policy at the BCC, leading on all aspects of employment and skills policy. She has worked at the BCC since 2017, covering a broad range of business environment issues, including spatial planning, economic development, transport and infrastructure. Prior to joining the BCC, Jane was Deputy Chief Executive at the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.

Thursday 3 September
13:00 – 14:00 (UK Time)

The ongoing impact of the global pandemic means that global economic conditions are likely to remain challenging in the short-term and the end of the transition period approaching on 31 December brings further uncertainty for UK business.

In this virtual event, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC Director General will be joined by Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England as part of our Global Insights Leaders Programme.
Topics on the agenda include:

the Bank of England's decision to significantly expand quantitative easing;
how the Bank works with financial institutions to provide on the ground support for businesses; and
what further steps are needed to help kickstart economic recovery.


Andrew Bailey – Governor of the Bank of England

Andrew Bailey began his term as Governor of the Bank of England on 16 March 2020. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from 1 July 2016 until taking up the role of Governor. As CEO of the FCA, Andrew Bailey was also a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, the Financial Policy Committee, and the Board of the Financial Conduct Authority.

While retaining his role as Executive Director of the Bank, Andrew joined the Financial Services Authority in April 2011 as Deputy Head of the Prudential Business Unit and Director of UK Banks and Building Societies.

Tuesday 22 September
08:30 – 09:30 (UK Time)

Andrew worked at the Bank in a number of areas, most recently as Executive Director for Banking Services and Chief Cashier, as well as Head of the Bank's Special Resolution Unit (SRU). Previous roles include Governor's Private Secretary, and Head of the International Economic Analysis Division in Monetary Analysis.