23rd January 2013, 10:00AM

At a time when living standards are declining and public spending is constrained policy makers can play an increasingly important role in promoting financial security and wellbeing. This roundtable discussion will look at how policy makers can provide new and alternative non-state solutions to welfare.  

We are delighted to be joined at this event by Lord Freud, Minster for Welfare Reform, and the discussion will be chaired by Rafael Behr, Political Editor at the New Statesman.

The discussion will be based around a Demos think piece authored by Max Wind-Cowie which is the second part of a series of  four think pieces which make up the wider Squaring the Circle project. Each think piece looks at different actors who play a role in promoting financial wellbeing and security and how they can protect our financial security in times of austerity with the aim of creating a process of structured engagement with key stakeholders. This second element focuses on the role of policy makers in welfare reform.

This event will be held on Wednesday 23 January at a Westminster venue, refreshments will be served from 10am with a 10:30am start. For more information and to register to attend, please email seminars@demos.co.uk or call 02073676331 with any access queries. 

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