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Family and State in Britain and China: Lessons for policy-makers in welfare and income redistribution

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Welfare & Tax Reform

Two part lecture series Policy makers in Britain and China have grappled with the issue of poverty relief for centuries. But the cultural differences between the two countries have led them to pursue vastly different approaches to social security and income redistribution today. With the British state shrinking and wealth increasingly concentrated in the properties … Continued

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Finding the right path: Improving career prospects for non-graduates

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Work & Security

Public policy is often focused on boosting high-level skills and helping those with the poorest qualifications. But those in between are often overlooked, despite representing over a third of the working age population. How are non-graduates faring in Britain today? What career routes are working, and who is being left behind? How can we break … Continued

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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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