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Double Trouble: Poverty and inequality in the UK

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Double Trouble: Poverty and inequality in the UK.

APPG on Inclusive Growth and Oxfam public event in Parliament

High levels of economic inequality are now deeply ingrained in the UK and these high rates of inequality are linked to higher rates of poverty. This is the powerful conclusion of new Oxfam research which confirms a positive correlation between income inequality and relative income poverty in the UK.

But how can poverty AND inequality be tackled together? What should the UK government be doing? Join us in Parliament on March 7th to discuss these questions and hear from a range of speakers from politics and academia.

Dr Abigail McKnight (LSE) and Dr Philomena Cullen (Senior Policy Advisor, UK Poverty at Oxfam GB) will present the key research findings followed by a panel discussion involving:

  • Ros Wynne-Jones, Real Britain columnist in the Daily Mirror, and writer and founder of The Wigan Pier Project, which is recreating George Orwell's journey 80 years on and mapping modern Britain.
  • Matthew Spencer, Director of Campaigns, Policy and Influencing at Oxfam GB

  • Dr Michael Orton, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

With more names to be announced soon.

17:15 – 18:45

Wednesday 7th March

Committee Room 6, House of Commons

Parliament*

*Please aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event to allow time to pass through security. Queues to enter Parliament can sometimes be very long.

Visitors should use the Cromwell Green Visitor's Entrance which is marked as No.8 on this map: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/facilities/maps/colmap.pdf


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