Thursday, January 25, 2018

Conference on Community Wealth Building. 8 February 2018. Preston

I am due to speak at this seminar about work done in promoting more creative and sustainable use of local government pension funds in the session "Leveraging Local Finance"

"Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Andrew Gwynne MP, and Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP, will host this conference for activists, academics and Labour councillors.

In a series of sessions, we will explore how to use levers such as procurement, insourcing, setting up local banks, and energy generation to revitalise local economies and strengthen economic democracy. It will be a great opportunity to learn from each other about how we can boost our local economies to overcome austerity and transform the lives of those who are suffering every day because of the policies of the current Conservative Government. 

Speakers include: Ted Howard - Social entrepreneur, author and Executive Director of The Democracy Collaborative. Hilary Wainwright - Editor of Red Pepper magazine, Aditya Chakraborrty - Senior economics commentator for the Guardian. 

Cllr Matthew Brown - Preston City Council, Cabinet Member for Social Justice, Inclusion and Policy Initiatives. 

Location – Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP"

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