Debt Audits in the UK and abroad

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Blooms @ Runway East Featherstone

19-21 Featherstone Street

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EC1Y 8SL

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Join us for a roundtable on experiences of debt audits in the UK and abroad.

Ten years from the financial crisis, cuts and privatisation of public services have become the new normal. Yet public sector funds are often constrained by debt repayments that have priority over everything else.

This is why we need to start to ask questions: In whose interests have financial decisions been made? Who has benefitted from them, and who has paid for them? What power dynamics in society have they reinforced?

A debt audit is a tool for democratising financial decision-making. Questioning the legitimacy and fairness of debt enables us to start having conversations about how public money should be used and how we can build a fairer society.

On 22 March, Research for Action is hosting a roundtable about experiences of debt audits in the UK and abroad. We are joined by guests from Madrid and Barcelona that are part of a network of municipalities campaigning against illegitimate debt and cuts across the Spanish state as well as a researcher who worked on the Parliamentary debt audit that argued Greece’s debt is illegal, illegitimate and odious. Research for Action and People's Audit will be presenting their work on local government audits in the UK.

This is a invitation only event with limited spaces, so please let us know by 20 March if you can make it and if there are any access needs we should be aware of. We intend to keep this a small and focused event, but if you have a friend or colleague who would like to join, let us know.

The event will be at Blooms, Runaway East, 19-23 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8SL.

Please arrive promptly because reception will be closed.


Programme:

6:30pm Registration

6:45pm Speakers’ contributions

8pm Q&A and discussion

9pm Finish


Speakers:

Chiara Giacco - PACD Madrid

Emma Aviles - PACD Barcelona

Christina Laskaridis - participant in the Truth Committee on Greek Public Debt

Simon Morrow - People’s Audit Lambeth

Vica Rogers - Debt Resistance UK & Research for Action


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Blooms @ Runway East Featherstone

19-21 Featherstone Street

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EC1Y 8SL

United Kingdom

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