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Towards the manifestos
What's the agenda for fixing poverty and tackling inequalities? You're invited to a conference at the House of Commons on 6 July
Policy conference | 1400-1800, 6 July 2023 | Attlee Suite, House of Commons
As the election countdown begins and the political parties prepare their manifestos, it is vital that we have the best ideas for fixing poverty and tackling inequalities on the table.
To galvanise the debate, the APPG on Inclusive Growth, the Policy Institute at King’s College London and the Fairness Foundation are convening academics, policy experts, think tanks, campaigners and politicians to provide a catalyst for the critical thinking required in the months ahead.
This major conference at the House of Commons will share the results of ground-breaking new research into public attitudes to inequality and to a wide range of potential policy solutions, and will explore whether and where there might be an emerging consensus on those solutions that could unite a broad cross-section of the public, as well as experts and political parties.
Speakers confirmed so far include Liam Byrne MP and John Penrose MP, Co-Chairs of the APPG on Inclusive Growth; Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies; Helen Barnard, Director of Policy, Research and Impact at the Trussell Trust; Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive of Bright Blue; and Arun Advani, Director of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy at the University of Warwick. Additional speakers to be announced.
In case you missed it, I spoke at a webinar last Tuesday organised by Patriotic Millionaires UK, on the subject of “tackling extreme wealth: how much is enough?”, alongside Ingrid Robeyns at Utrecht University and the philanthropic advisor Robert Boogarde. You can watch the recording here (the password is PMUK-2023).
The Fairness Foundation is a member of the Structural Inequalities Alliance, which is organising an online event on 12 July on connecting seldom heard voices to policy making. Find out more and sign up here.