This Bright Blue and Fabian Society conference will focus on building a cross-party consensus on the attributes of and solutions for twenty-first century poverty. The day will include:
• A keynote speech from the Rt Hon Alan Milburn (Chair, Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission).
• A plenary panel debate and Question Time event with high-profile politicians and opinion formers from across the political spectrum.
• A Dragons' Den event with high-profile judges questioning the representatives of different innovative interventions across the UK to mitigate poverty.
• Break-out sessions led by a range of speakers on the following themes: good jobs; social exclusion and loneliness; stronger families in a twenty-first century world; the future of welfare reform; and young people's skills for the future.
Confirmed speakers include the Rt Hon Alan Milburn (Chair, Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission), Jeremy Lefroy MP (Chair, Conservative Social Capital Commission), the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP (Shadow Minister for Employment), Charlie Elphicke MP (PPS to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions), Philip Collins (Columnist, The Times), Shaun Bailey (Former Advisor to the Prime Minister on youth policy), Nicola Smith (Head of Economic and Social Affairs, TUC), Cllr Gary Porter (Leader, LGA Conservative group) and many more.
Date: 10:00-17:00, Monday 2nd March, 2015
Venue: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ
Refreshments will be served throughout the day