From 2010-2015 Dame Margaret Hodge chaired the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, as it looked into allegations of corporate tax avoidance by multinational firms, massive failures in public procurement programmes in a range of Government departments, and the introduction of Universal Credit at a cost of £700m.
During this time, Dame Margaret became known for her trenchant criticisms of companies, Ministers and civil servants, as her committee scrutinised a range of public bodies, including the BBC, the MoD and HMRC, and multinational companies such as Amazon, Starbucks and Google.
Her new book, Called To Account, tells the story of those five years and proposes ways to make the UK government fitter than ever before – and to maximise its tax revenues.
Join Dame Margaret Hodge MP and Mary Ann Sieghart to discuss the book and its recommendations.
Dame Margaret Hodge MP
Mary Ann Sieghart, Chair, Social Market Foundation
Date and time
Thursday 22 September 2016
18.30 – 20:00
Refreshments will be served from 18.00
Social Market Foundation
11 Tufton Street
About the speakers:
Dame Margaret Hodge DBE PC MP has been Member of Parliament for Barking since 1994. She was a minister in both the Blair and Brown governments, serving as Minister for Children and Minister for Culture and the Creative Industries. She is a visiting professor at King’s College, London.
Mary Ann Sieghart has spent most of her life as a journalist and broadcaster, working for The Times, The Independent, The Economist, The Financial Times and the BBC. She also sits on the boards of Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust and DLN Digital, the Content Board of Ofcom, and on the Council of Tate Modern.
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