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David Miliband to speak at CBI employment event

Labour MP to give keynote address at Action for Jobs Summit – where Greggs chief and CBI director-general will also take stage

David Miliband

'The current levels of youth unemployment are a timebomb under the nation’s finances'

- David Miliband

David Miliband, the Labour MP and former foreign secretary, is to address the CBI’s Action for Jobs Summit in June.

He will give a keynote speech at the Royal Society in London, at an event where senior politicians and businesspeople will meet to discuss ways to improve the UK’s employment situation.

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Mr Miliband spoke at the Acevo Commission on Youth Unemployment report launch in February, when he said: “The current levels of youth unemployment are a timebomb under the nation’s finances.

“Research for the commission shows us that youth unemployment doesn’t just cost money now – the long-term youth unemployed work less and earn less in the future, to the tune of 2 months a year or £1,800-£3,300 a year, after they are 25.”

Also appearing at the June 27 event will be the Ingeus CEO, Dean James, who will feature in a panel debate focused on the CBI’s Getting the UK Working campaign.

The CBI director-general, John Cridland, will give the opening address, and break-out sessions will include contributions from Paul Drechsler, the Wates Group CEO; the Working Links commercial manager Matthew Freeman; the Midas Group chairman, Steve Hindley; and Steve fox, the BAM Nuttall CEO. The CBI chief policy director, Katja Hall, will deliver the closing comments.

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