Party Conferences 2017

Sunday 24 September 2017

Incomes and Inequality

Labour Sunday 24 17.30-19.00 Hilton Brighton Metropole, Hall 7 – Tweed The big economy debate: austerity and living standards Lisa Nandy MP Ed Miliband MP Polly Toynbee, The Guardian Paul Johnson, The IFS Torsten Bell (chair)   Tuesday 26 12.30-13.30 Hilton Brighton Metropole, Lancaster How can Labour boost living standards across Britain’s cities? Marvin Rees, … Continued

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Inequality in the UK: speech to the Resolution Foundation by Vince Cable MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Incomes and Inequality

There is a vast gap between the living standards of the better and least well off in the UK. Under the surface, there are also stark generational and regional divides. Recently widening wealth inequality is now one of the greatest challenges facing the country. Seven decades after the foundation of the welfare state, why are … Continued

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City limits: How the UK’s industrial strategy can share living standards gains

Monday 10 July 2017

Incomes and Inequality

Speech by Business Secretary Greg Clark MP Industrial strategy is back in fashion, at a national and City-region level. And with deep geographic inequalities an unwanted feature of the UK economy, a new focus on tackling these divides is welcome. How can attracting new investment into cities boost living standards? Does the local population benefit … Continued

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After Piketty: Tackling 21st century inequality at home and abroad

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Incomes and Inequality

Thomas Piketty’s landmark book Capital in the Twenty-First Century helped bring the issue of what drives inequality from academia to the heart of political and economic debate in the UK, Europe and the US. The book’s lasting impact has been to trigger a range of wider debates about the new age of inequality it identified. But what, … Continued

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Grave new world: globalisation in retreat?

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Incomes and Inequality

UK book launch of Grave New World: The End of Globalisation and the Return of Economic Conflict by Stephen D. King The reach of globalisation has extended rapidly in recent decades. While many economists have long seen it as the best route to economic prosperity, recent political events have shattered any consensus that deeper globalisation … Continued

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21st Century inequality: The new divisions between and within generations

Monday 13 February 2017

Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

Much of the post-war inequality debate has focused on the gap between rich and poor. But while income inequality recently hit a 30-year low, living standards differences between young and old have been rising up the economic and political agenda. To what extent has age replaced class as the big division in Britain today? Are … Continued

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