Since 2010, the UK Government has reduced spending on welfare and made even larger reductions in local government budgets. At the same time the cost of living continues to rise. This event showcases research that can help us make sense of the impacts of austerity.
Living with austerity – how is it affecting the better-off half of the 99%? Danny Dorling (Oxford University)
Families in austerity – a focus on food poverty Suzanne Hall (Ipsos MORI)
Holding on to a home – the impacts and implications of welfare reform Hilary Burkitt (Shelter)
Council Tax Support and Adult Social care: recent work by the National Audit Office Richard Douglas and Sarah Taylor (National Audit Office)
Event chair: Helen Barnard, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
(Please see the website for more details of these presentations)
The event will be followed by a complimentary drinks reception on the LGA rooftop patio overlooking Westminster.