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Is a Universal Basic Income the future of the welfare state?

Monday 9 May 2016

Welfare & Tax Reform

Can the welfare state survive in an ever more competitive global economy? What would a reformed welfare state look like? Could a Universal Basic Income system be a long term solution? Following the global financial crisis deep cuts to welfare budgets have become a default policy response for policymakers around the world. As such, debates … Continued

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Can we fix it? Solving Britain’s housing crisis

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Housing

Britain’s housing crisis has been decades in the making, and is finally rising up the political agenda. But is this crisis really just confined to London and the South East, or is it spreading across Britain and other European countries? Which groups are on the receiving end of a lack of affordable housing? And how … Continued

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Film screening: The Divide

Monday 25 April 2016

Shared Growth

How does the gap between the rich and poor affect the lives we live? What is the impact on the rich, as well as the rest? Is anyone really a winner from inequality and what, if anything, should be done to close the gap? These questions will be debated at a screening and Q&A of … Continued

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Taxing the top: what history tells us about when and why it happens

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Welfare & Tax Reform

UK launch of Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe by David Stasavage and Kenneth Scheve When and why do countries choose to tax the rich? How do the lessons of history compare to what is happening in the UK today? Do the richest in society need to … Continued

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Unfinished Business: securing full employment in the UK

Thursday 3 March 2016

Work & Security

The Chancellor has committed to securing full employment, and getting two million more people into work over this parliament. But where could those people come from and is that figure ambitious enough? What constitutes full employment and what can local, city and central governments do to make it a reality? How can employers attract those currently … Continued

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Making a reality of Inclusive Growth: a keynote lecture with Nobel Laureate Prof Joseph Stiglitz

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Shared Growth

The APPG on Inclusive Growth together with the Resolution Foundation presents:  Making a reality of Inclusive Growth: a keynote lecture with Nobel Laureate Prof Joseph Stiglitz How do we make a reality of inclusive growth? Where are the points of consensus and contention? Against a backdrop of record employment but weak wage growth, the emerging opportunities … Continued

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