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Addressing Insecurity through Public Policy - RSA report launch

Nottingham Civic Exchange - How can public policy improve economic security for Ordinary Working Families?

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Join the RSA as they launch Addressing Economic Insecurity through Public Policy, their first report about the challenges of economic insecurity across the UK written in partnership with Nottingham Civic Exchange.

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Working with Nottingham Civic Exchange, the RSA’s new report, Addressing Economic Insecurity through Public Policy, looks at global trends and recent UK policy through the lens of economic insecurity. Drawing on new data collected by the RSA and analysis by Nottingham Civic Exchange, the report suggests a series of evaluative questions that policymakers should consider in designing policy.

There is growing anxiety about a decline in future living standards. Rising prosperity during the 20th Century was translated into economic and social security through the actions of government: principally the creation of public services and the provision of financial welfare through insurance programmes.

But in recent years economic inequality has risen and a growing number of jobs do not provide the economic security that people need to maintain a decent standard of living. Although policymakers and public leaders increasingly reference the importance of economic insecurity, they tend to lack a coherent account of what it means and who it impacts. This makes the implications for policy less clear, and the misdiagnosis of problems (and solutions) all too common.

The RSA’s Chief Executive and Visiting Professor of Social Sciences, Matthew Taylor will explore the issues in more detail. He will be joined in conversation by policymakers, experts and people who have been affected by economic insecurity.

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  • 10:00am                      Welcome and Introduction
  • 10.05am                      Keynote by Matthew Taylor, CEO of the RSA & Visiting Professor of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
  • 10.15am                      How can public policy improve economic security for Ordinary Working Families
  • 10:30am                     Table Discussions, Panel Debate and Q&A
  • 11:30am                      Close
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