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The Liberal Democrat approach to tackling low pay with Vince Cable MP

Date: 16 September 2013

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Monday 16th September
18.15 to 19.30
Liberal Democrat party conference
Shuna room - Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow (inside secure zone)

 

Vince Cable MP - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Frances O'Grady - General Secretary, TUC

James Plunkett - Director of Policy and Development, Resolution Foundation

Stephen Tall - Co-Editor, Liberal Democrat Voice

Beth Rigby - Deputy Political Editor, Financial Times (Chair)

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With five million people being paid less than the living wage politicians of all parties need an agenda to address the UK’s low wage economy and lift living standards.

At this Resolution Foundation and TUC event Vince Cable MP (Business Secretary) discussed the Liberal Democrat agenda for improving the plight of low paid Britain. Frances O'Grady (TUC), James Plunkett (Resolution Foundation) and Stephen Tall (Liberal Democrat Voice) responded, providing insights into the potential policy responses the Liberal Democrats might choose to pursue. Beth Rigby (Financial Times) chaired the event.

This event is part of a Resolution Foundation series on low pay and the 2015 election. This includes events at the Labour party conference with Andy Burnham MP and at the Conservative party conference with Tim Montgomerie and Guy Opperman MP.

 We live-tweeted this event at #lowpaidbritain

Find out where you stand in the income distribution: visit www.livingstandards.org