You are invited to attend the following event
A Fairer Future for Liverpool:
What would a Strong & Fair Economy and
A Strong and Fair Welfare System look like in Liverpool?
Wednesday 30th January 2019
09:00 – 12.30
Liverpool Town Hall
The recent IPPR Report “Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the new economy”, argues that the economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform. Alongside this the latest Joseph Rowntree Report: UK Poverty 2018, highlights that, “The rise in in-work poverty over the last five years has been driven almost entirely by the increase in the poverty rate of working parents. A working parent is over one-and-a-half times more likely to be in poverty than a working non-parent”.
Through two key note speeches, two panel discussions and input from those attending this event will be developing an understanding of what a Strong and Fair Economy, and a Strong and Fair Welfare System could look like in Liverpool.
Panel 1: A Strong and Fair Economy
“It used to be thought that prosperity and economic justice were in conflict; we had to choose one or other but could not have both. The international evidence now points in precisely the opposite direction. A more equal economy generates stronger and more stable growth, lower social costs and greater wellbeing. Both economics and morality argue for an economy which achieves prosperity and justice together”.
IPPR Commission of Economic Justice 2018
Panel 2: A Strong and Fair Welfare System
“We are creating a system based on fairness; providing value for money and placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility. The reforms will ensure that the system is fair to the British taxpayer and people in genuine need of support. We are reforming the benefits system so instead of trapping people into welfare dependency, it rewards work and, backed by the right support and encouragement, helps people lift themselves out of poverty, and stay out of poverty”. DWP Welfare Reform Explained, DWP Website, February 2015
Who is this event for?
• Colleagues from:
Private, Public, Not for Profit, Voluntary/Community/Faith businesses and front line organisations, as well as Educational and Professional bodies and networks
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