‘Balancing the Books – tax and spending choices in the next Parliament’ (IFS/CIOT Conservative Party Conference fringe event)

| 17:30 - 18:45
Location: Jury’s Inn Hotel, Birmingham -

245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ


IFS and CIOT are once again holding debates at the three main party conferences.

Paul Johnson, IFS Director, will set out the overall fiscal situation and a CIOT speaker will discuss options for tax reform. An experienced MP will join the panel at each debate. 


David Gauke MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Paul Johnson, Director, IFS

Patrick Stevens, Tax Policy Director, CIOT

Vanessa Houlder, Tax Correspondent, Financial Times (in the chair).

This event will take place outside the secure zone and is open to all who wish to attend. Attendance is free of charge and refreshments will be served.

Registration is not required though it’s helpful to have an idea of numbers for catering purposes (email 


You may also be interested in attending this event at the Labour and Lib Dems Party Conferences.  Please note that there will be different speakers at each event so check the event lisitng for full details.

Labour: 17:45 – 19:00, Tuesday 23 September (followed by drinks reception). Banqueting Room, Manchester Town Hall (outside secure zone)

Lib Dems: 18.15 – 19:15, Tuesday 7 October. Dochart 1, SECC, Glasgow (inside secure zone, a conference pass is required)