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News - 5 November 2013

That's Good News: we can be happy and wealthy

UK workers are apparently unhappier than international peers in countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Economic Partnership and its media partner The Argus are holding a free debate on the pursuit of happiness.

Recruitment firm Randstad asked 45,000 employees around the world about their levels of happiness, and found that only two thirds of British workers were satisfied in their jobs.

Throughout the past five years British businesses have been too busy chasing economic survival to think about economic growth but now that the UK is emerging from its long torpor it is a good time to ask if growth in the economy should be delivering happiness rather than just . . . well, growth in the economy.

A debate started at the city’s Strategic Partnership before the summer has been picked up by one of its members – the Economic Partnership – which will be hosting a free debate in conjunction with the Argus newspaper at the Hilton Metropole Hotel on 3rd December from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 pm.

Arrival, networking & drinks will be from 5.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. with the debate from 6.00 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. after presentations from Brighton's Director of Public Health, Dr. Tom Scanlon and Tony Mernagh from the Economic Partnership.

There will be time for networking and drinks after the event and perhaps it’s close enough to Christmas to start celebrating; a good start to the pursuit of happiness perhaps.

The event is free and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Click here to book.  

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