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Rethinking social security

22nd June 2021
  • ResPublica

Conservative anti-poverty month | Online Conference

ResPublica, with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, are organising an online anti-poverty conference with Conservative MPs and prominent academics in June, with five panels spread over four weeks.

The Conference will aim to platform and discuss centre-right ideas for tackling, ameliorating, and possibly ending the different types of poverty that continue to blight the country.

The final panel panels on Rethinking social security will take place on 23rd June:

Speakers and key talking points

Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica (Chair)

Fran Bennett, Oxford University
Social security; trends and key issues

Helen Barnard, Director, JRF
Destitute and social security

The Rt Hon Lord David Freud
Strengths and shortcomings of the current system; what types of reforms are needed?

Stephen Crabb MP
How to enable a fairer social security system

The themes of the five panels are:

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