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‘An Equal Recovery’: Experts on inequality to give evidence in first session of inquiry

13 September 2021

Experts in economic and public policy from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Resolution Foundation and the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) will appear before the Treasury Committee.

Purpose of the session

The Committee will hear from Torsten Bell, Chief Executive at the Resolution Foundation; Liz McKeown, Director of Public Policy Analysis at the ONS; and Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the IEA.

This session will be the first in the Committee’s ‘An Equal Recovery’ inquiry, which is examining different inequalities that have emerged or been exacerbated as a result of the pandemic, and what HM Treasury can do to mitigate them.

MPs are likely to use this first session to explore topics including the impact of coronavirus on UK social mobility and inequality trends, including wealth, income, intergenerational and regional inequalities.

The panel will discuss how the pandemic has impacted specific groups in society, including low paid workers, women, ethnic minority groups, and disabled people. The session will also touch on equalities aspects of the proposed Health and Social Care Levy.

Witnesses

Wednesday 15 September

At 2:30pm

  • Torsten Bell, Chief Executive at Resolution Foundation
  • Liz McKeown, Director, Public Policy Analysis at Office for National Statistics
  • Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at Institute of Economic Affairs

Further information

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