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‘Wealth of our nation: Rethinking policies for wealth distribution’ – Report Launch and Debate
In association with the City of London Corporation

Wednesday 29th November 2014
Guildhall, 80 Basinghall Street, London EC2V 5AR

Speakers: Kitty Ussher (Research Fellow, the Smith Institute) and Ashwin Kumar (Director, Liverpool Economics), Stephen Timms MP (Shadow Employment Minister), Mark Boleat (Policy Chairman, City of London Corporation) and Chris Giles (Economics Editor, Financial Times).

Click here to read the report.

 

‘Making work better: An agenda for government’ – Report Launch and Debate

Thursday 23rd October 2014
PwC, Cornwall Court, 19 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DT

Speakers: Ed Sweeney (Former Chair, ACAS and author of the report), Chuka Umunna MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills), Frances O’Grady (General Secretary, TUC), Mark Smith (Midlands Regional Chairman, PwC) and Judith Hogarth (Head of Employment Policy, EEF).

Click here to read the report.

 

The Smith Institute at the Party Conferences 2014

We held a range of fringe events at the Labour and Liberal Democrats Party Conferences this year, working with a variety of partners. To see our programme of fringe events at Labour click here, and for our events at the Lib Dems click here and here.

 

‘Housing and Planning: What makes the difference?’ – Report Launch and Debate
In association with Barratt Developments

Tuesday 15th July 2014
Town and Country Planning Association, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AS

Speakers: Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (Shadow Communities & Local Government Minister), Andrew Heywood (Research Fellow, the Smith Institute and author of the report), Philip Barnes (Group Land and Planning Director, Barratt Developments), Lord Richard Best (President, Local Government Association) and Gavin Smart (Director of Policy and Practice, Chartered Institute of Housing).

Click here to read the report.


‘Housing Associations and the NHS: New thinking, new partnerships’ – Report Launch and Debate
In association with One Housing Group

Monday 14th July 2014
Committee Room 3A, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament

Speakers: Lord Philip Hunt (Shadow Health Minister), Denise Chevin (Research Fellow, the Smith Institute and author of the report), Wendy Wallace (Chief Executive, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust) and Kevin Beirne (Group Director, Housing Care and Support, One Housing Group).

Click here to read the report.

 

‘Making the connection: London and airports in the regions’ – Report Launch and Roundtable Debate
In association with Transport for London

Tuesday 8th July 2014
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Discussion chaired by Stephen Gilbert MP (Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Regional Aviation).

Click here to read the report ‘Making global connections: The potential of the UK’s regional airports’.

 

‘Delivering future city transport’ – Report Launch and Debate
In association with PwC

Tuesday 1st July 2014
Committee Room 18, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament

Speakers: Louise Ellman MP (Chair, House of Commons Select Committee for Transport), Jon Lamonte (Chief Executive Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester), Jonathan Bray (Director, Passenger Transport Executive Group) and Jamie Houghton (Partner and Transport Leader, PwC).

Click here to read the report.

 

‘Funding housing and local growth: How a British investment bank can help’ – Report Launch and Debate
In association with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Wednesday 4th June 2014

Town and Country Planning Association, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AS

Speakers: Toby Perkins MP (Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills), Armin Brestrich (Head of London Branch, KfW IPEX-Bank), Paul Raynes (Head of Programmes, Finance and Localism, Local Government Association) and Dr Nicholas Falk (Director, URBED and author of the report); discussion chaired by Julia Thrift (Head of Projects and Events, TCPA).

Click here to read the report.

 

‘The case for a new Department of Employment – what can we learn from the German Federal Ministry of Labour?’ – Roundtable Discussion
In association with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Monday 19th May 2014
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Discussion with Thorben Albrecht (Permanent State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) chaired by Lord John Monks.

 

‘One nation at work: an open forum on making work better’

Thursday 15th May 2014
Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD

Speakers: Rachel Reeves MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions) and Ian Murray MP (Shadow Business Minister).

 

‘Making local economies matter’ – Report Launches and Debates

Friday 9th May 2014
Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament
KPMG Leeds, 1 The Embankment, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4DW

Speakers: Rt Hon Ed Balls MP (Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer), Rt Hon Lord Andrew Adonis (Shadow Spokesperson for the Treasury), Rt Hon John Healey MP (former Treasury and Housing Minister) and in London, David Cowans (Chief Executive, Places for People); discussions chaired by Joanna Averley (Chief Executive, LandAid).

Click here to read the report.

 

‘Poverty in suburbia: The growth of poverty in the suburbs of England and Wales’ – Report Launch and Debate
In association with Barrow Cadbury Fund

Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Committee Room 4A, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament

Speakers: Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (Shadow Communities & Local Government Minister), Imran Hussain (Head of Policy, Rights & Advocacy, Child Poverty Action Group) and Paul Hunter (Head of Research, the Smith Institute and author of the report).

Click here to read the report.

 

‘One nation at work: an open forum on making work better’

Thursday 13th March 2014
City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND

Speakers: Owen Smith MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Wales) and Ed Sweeney (Chair, Making Work Better inquiry; Former Chair, ACAS).

 

‘Women in Construction: Time to think differently?’ – Report Launch and Debate
In association with the Construction Youth Trust and supported by Wates Giving and CITB

Wednesday 12th March 2014
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

Speakers: Esther McVey MP (Minister of State for Employment), Meg Munn MP (editor of the publication), Judy Lowe (Deputy Chair, Construction Industry Training Board), Christine Townley (Executive Director, Construction Youth Trust) and James Webb (Grants Officer, Wates Living).

Click here to read the report.

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