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April 2018

Bringing child poverty to an end

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Macmillan Room, Palace of Westminster

A reception for the launch of Child Poverty Action Group’s new book, Poverty: the Facts, Hosted by Dan Jarvis MP. The UK’s child poverty rate is rising.  In some constituencies children are more likely to be in poverty than not.  Nationally, IFS projections show 5.1 million children will be poor by 2021-22.       But what is poverty? How should we measure it? Why is it rising now?  Who is most at risk today?  What will end it?    Written by leading…

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May 2018

Using the industrial strategy to support higher performance and wages in the retail and hospitality sectors

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Over several years JRF and others have argued that low-paid sectors such as retail and hospitality - which account for one in four private sector jobs - deserve a more prominent role in the Government’s industrial strategy if we are to create an economy that works for all. Now the Government has acknowledged in its Industrial Strategy White Paper that these sectors have been overlooked and has committed to working with them to drive up earnings and productivity. This major…

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Radical Help: transforming the welfare state

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hilary Cottam talks about her forthcoming book Radical Help: How we can Remake Relationships Between Us and Revolutionise the Welfare State drawing on her ideas of Relational Welfare. She argues that our welfare state was revolutionary: it provided us with a good education, decent homes, support when out of work – it enabled us to live longer and better. The British model was emulated globally but it is no longer working. Today our welfare institutions are out of step with society.  …

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