What Should Fiscal and Social Policy in a Sustainable Economy Look Like?

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute

In-person and online public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building)


Liam Byrne MP

Liam Byrne MP

Dr Miatta Fahnbulleh

Dr Miatta Fahnbulleh

Ed Miliband MP

Ed Miliband MP

Dr Andy Summers

Dr Andy Summers


Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

The Tribune Group of Members of Parliament is working alongside LSE, and other experts to propose new Labour Party policy in three priority areas: active government; climate security; and strong communities. Using research evidence and on-the-ground experience, they are looking at how to shape a greener economy and close socioeconomic, health and wellbeing divides in the UK.

With tax rises and increased living costs likely over the coming decades, they are searching for the fairest ways to pay for achieving this and providing the tools for the UK to be a leading green economy. This panel will discuss whether wealth redistribution policies can help achieve these goals, and how they might help regenerate the economy and empower communities across the UK in a sustainable way. And in more strategic terms, what effects a change in policies would have on the UK’s place on the global stage. These important discussions will feed into Labour policymaking in advance of the next UK general election. 

Meet our speakers and chair

Liam Byrne (@liambyrnemp) is the Labour MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill, elected Chair of the Global Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF and an Associate of Nuffield College, Oxford. He sits on the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth, founded the APPG for Children of Alcoholics, is a proud patron of NACOA and is a Trustee of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Trust.

Miatta Fahnbulleh (@Miatsf) is Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation. Prior to joining NEF she was Director of Policy & Research at the Institute of Public Policy Research. Before this, she has worked at senior levels for the Leader of the Opposition, the Cabinet Office, and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.

Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) is Shadow Secretary of State of Climate Change and Net Zero, having been Leader of the Labour Party and Climate Change Secretary, and an alumnus of LSE. He has been the Labour MP for Doncaster North since 2005.

Andy Summers (@Summers_AD) is Associate Professor of Law in the Department of Law at LSE and an Associate Member of the LSE International Inequalities Institute. He is also a Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick. 

Tony Travers is Director of LSE London, a research centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a Visiting Professor in LSE’s Department of Government. His key research interests include local and regional government and public service reform.More about this event

This event forms part of LSE’s Understanding the UK Economy series, showcasing research and expertise on the state of the UK economy, its global context and its future.

The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many of the School's departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

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