Policy conference with Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP

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.

Confirmed speakers include:

Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Mark Hoban MP
Former Minister of State for Employment
Iain Gravestock
Head of Human Services UK, KPMG
Huw Evans
Deputy Director General, Association of British Insurers
Andrew Dutton
Chief Executive, A4e
Jeremy Moore
Strategy, Policy and Analysis Director General, Department for Work and Pensions
Kris Krasnowski
Head of Labour Markets and Public Service Reform, Cities and Local Growth Unit, Cabinet Office
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Please register your interest below. Attendance will be confirmed by email.


020 7799 6699

4 February 2015
08.45 - 14.00