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The Conservative route to fighting poverty: lessons from the last 7 years

BY spectator events

Details:

June 29, 2017

8:00 am

One Great George Street, 1 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AE

speakers:

Andrew Neil, chairman, The Spectator Magazine Group

Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, former secretary of state for work and pensions

Anna Bird, executive director of policy and research, Scope

Edward Boyd, managing director, Centre for Social Justice

Deven Ghelani, director, Policy in Practice

Darren Murinas, chief executive, Expert Citizens CIC

Fraser Nelson, editor, The Spectator

Description:

‘Those that can, should; those who can’t, we will always help’ – that was the Conservative rallying cry on welfare during the coalition years. But how successful have the government’s reforms – including Universal Credit – really been? And with Brexit dominating the domestic agenda, what does Theresa May's government plan to do next to improve social justice? This event is held in association with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Programme:

08:00 - 08:30 - Registration and breakfast

08:30 - 08:35 - Welcome from Andrew Neil (Chair)

08:35 - 09:05 - Keynote speech and Q&A

Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

09:05 - 09:50 - Panel: How successful have the government welfare reforms been? Speakers include:

Edward Boyd, managing director, Centre for Social Justice
Deven Ghelani, director, Policy in Practice
Matthew Oakley, director, WPI Economics and senior researcher, Social Market Foundation
Katie Schmuecker, head of policy, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

09:50 - 10:10 - Coffee break

10:10 - 10.55 - Panel: With Brexit dominating the political agenda, what next for social justice? Speakers include:

Anna Bird, executive director of policy and research, Scope

Darren Murinas, chief executive, Expert Citizens CIC

Fraser Nelson, editor, The Spectator

Campbell Robb, chief executive, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

11:00 - Ends

In assocation with