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

| 18:15 - 19:15
Location: The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) -

Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW


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. 

This event will take place inside the secure zone at Dochart 1, SECC.  Attendance is free of charge however a conference pass will be required to enter the venue. Refreshments will be served.


Ian Swales MP, Co-Chair, Lib Dem Backbench Treasury Committee;

Anne Fairpo, President, CIOT;

Douglas Fraser, BBC (in the chair)

Paul Johnson, Director, IFS;

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 Conservative 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)

Conservatives: 17:30 – 18:45, Tuesday 30 September. Jury’s Inn Hotel, Birmingham (outside secure zone)