How can we tackle in-work poverty?


Rt Hon David Lammy MP
David Norgrove, Chair of the Low Pay Commission
James Sproule, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, Institute of Directors
Sally Copley, Head of UK Campaigns, Policy and Programme, Oxfam UK


Nida Broughton, Chief Economist, SMF

Encouraging people to move from benefits to employment by ‘making work pay’ is at the heart of the Coalition’s plans to reform welfare. However, with evidence that a substantial number of those claiming benefits are already employed, there have been growing calls for the Government to tackle the phenomenon of in-work poverty.

This event will ask if tax, wage subsidies and the minimum wages are the right tools to tackle in-work poverty and explore what the alternatives to this messy mixture may be. To book a place at this event please use Eventbrite below.

This event is kindly supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation