On 26 January 2018 by Charlotte Hamilton-Wright
- Our Work
- The Reformer Blog
On the 14th December 2017, Reform will hold its inaugural social mobility conference, setting the agenda over the rest of this parliament for this cross-cutting issue. There will be a keynote speech delivered by Rt Hon Justine Greening MP as well as three panels on each phase of citizens’ lives.
Whether it is attainment, employment or income, on many measures the gaps between Britain’s richest and poorest only widen from birth. Some local areas are facing particular challenges, with twelve Opportunity Areas announced so far to help. The Secretary of State has made social mobility her number one priority for post-Brexit Britain, with support across Government including through the industrial and digital strategies. Reform is keen to bring together key voices to raise the profile of successful solutions that are already having an impact, and to identify further areas for improvement.
Speakers so far include (more will be announced in due course):
08:50 – 09.00 Welcome and introduction
09.00 – 10.00 Keynote speech: The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities
10.00 – 11.00 Panel session one: Years 0-14 – a fair start in life
11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break
11:20 – 12.20 Panel session two: Years 14-21 – developing future capabilities (in partnership with KPMG)
12:20- 13.20 Panel session three: Years 21-67 – rewarding lives for every citizen (in partnership with Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
This event is being held in partnership with:
14 December 2017
08.50 - 13.30