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On 4 February, Rt Hon Ian Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, will lead a conference on “The welfare state: continuing the revolution”
An incoming government will inherit a social security landscape very different to that of 2010. However, whilst billions of pounds have been cut from the welfare bill, substantial further savings will be needed. To achieve the scale of additional savings laid out by the Chancellor in the last Spending Review, more fundamental questions must be asked about the purpose of the welfare state: what are its objectives, who should receive benefits and in what form? This conference will explore what the welfare state should look like in 2020 and the principles upon which it should be built, what this means for benefit expenditure, and the challenges and opportunities for moving towards a more sustainable social security system.
This high level conference will bring together the strongest group of 150 sector leaders and opinion makers to help set the agenda ahead of the 2015 General Election.
Please register your interest below. Attendance will be confirmed by email.
4 February 2015
08.45 - 14.00