Friday 1 September 2006

Party Conference fringe events 2006

The Foundation worked in partnership with Citizens Advice and the Smith Institute to co-host four fringe meetings at the 2006 party conferences.
Don’t bank on it: can the financial inclusion agenda survive? In partnership with Citizens Advice

With the issues of financial inclusion and financial capability currently the subject of considerable political attention, these events provide an opportunity to discuss progress so far and how future policy should be shaped:

Liberal Democrat: Sunday 17th September, 7.30pm
Brighton Metropole Hotel, Norfolk Room
Speakers: Vince Cable MP, Jennifer Moses (Centre Forum), Teresa Perchard (Citizens Advice), Sue Regan (Resolution Foundation)

Labour: Sunday, 24th September, 1pm
Midland Hotel, Lancaster Suite
Speakers: Ed Balls MP, Andy Love MP, Teresa Perchard, Sue Regan

Conservative: Sunday 1st October, 6pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Branksome Suite
Speakers: Mark Hoban MP, Debbie Scott (Conservative Social Justice Policy Group),
Teresa Perchard, Sue Regan

All three meetings will be chaired by Jill Stevens (Experian International)
Welfare to what? Labour’s aspirations for the working poor In partnership with the Smith Institute

This meeting will look at how different policies impact on people on low to moderate incomes and what more could be done to improve opportunity for this group:

Labour: Monday 25 September, 5.45pm
GMEX Premier Travel Inn, Meeting Room 3
Speakers: Ed Balls MP, Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Polly Toynbee (The Guardian), Clive Cowdery (Resolution Foundation).

The meeting will be chaired by Wilf Stevenson (Smith Institute)