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Is austerity really over and how can a Labour government pay for it? (Labour Party Conference fringe event)

The government says its spending plans mean austerity is coming to an end. Labour disagree, calling not only for an end to spending cuts but also for reversing some past cuts and expanding what the state offers in some areas.

Join us as our expert panel discusses future government spending and tax plans: What does ‘ending austerity’ actually mean? What should Labour’s priorities be? How much freedom of manoeuvre does the Chancellor have? What would Labour do differently? And, if increased spending requires increased taxation, what are the options for raising it?

Venue: Lancaster Room, Hilton Metropole, Brighton (inside secure zone)

Speakers: 

  • Chair - Gemma Tetlow (Chief Economist, Institute for Government)
  • Peter Dowd MP (Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury)
  • Glyn Fullelove (President, CIOT)
  • Paul Johnson (Director, IFS)
  • Frances O'Grady (General Secretary, Trades Union Congress)

The panel discussion is free to attend and you don't need to register in advance, but as it is within the secure zone you will need a conference pass.

We are also holding a panel discussion at the Conservative Party Conference on Monday 30 September at 12.45.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Institute for Government are organising joint panel discussions at the main party conferences this autumn, looking at the end of austerity and the spending review.