2011 Annual Conference
'Cuts and Corporations'
Saturday 26 February, 2011
The Heart Centre,
Bennett Rd, Headingley, Leeds
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After the conference: Presentations and Data files
"Unkindest Cuts. Analysing the effects by gender and age."
Jay Ginn, Institute of Gerontology, Kings College London, &
Susan Himmelweit, Open University and Women's Budget Group.
"From Witney to Wigan: How national changes to welfare benefit
rules have a differential impact on local communities."
Alan Franco, Welfare Rights Manager, Tameside Metropolitan
- In lieu of presentation -
an update on the article that was published in Radical Statistics issue
103, with analysis
by local authority rather than parliamentary constituency. In addition
see supplemental data files below. Please send any enquiries or corrections
directly to Alan Franco [alan.franco @ tameside.gov.uk]. Note each spreadsheet
file contains more than one worksheet.
in respect of the impact of the cuts to Disability Living Allowance
(DLA). These show the impact by parliamentary constituency and
by local authority area [see next file]. As the cuts are
targeted at 18-64 year olds, I have the used the total population
figures for that age group as a basis for comparison in all the
subsequent analysis. Data
is available for Great Britain, as Northern Ireland has its own
separate (though identical) social security legislation. I’ve
assumed that any cuts to the NI system are separately accounted
for. [WAP=Working Age Population]
||Same as above, by local authority area.
Tax cut reductions, working age population. Tax
Credits are provided across the UK by HMRC, so you will see Northern
Child benefit and tax credits compared by constituency,
Spreadsheet in respect of Employment and Support
"The distributional impact of the 2010 Spending Review."
Howard Reed, Landman Economics
"The detrimental effects of corporate influence on science and
technology." Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director Scientists for Global Responsibility
"The effects of the libel laws on science."
Peter Wilmshurst, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Shrewsbury
Hospital. Presentation unavailable.
"Redefining wealth, redefining progress." Victoria
Johnson, New Economics
"Activity workshop: Cuts to government social research projects since May 2010: Increasing the evidence deficit?" Simon
Tanner, Research as Evidence Ltd.
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introductory one-year membership.
Deduct £10 from each
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- Unkindest cuts: The impact on older people
- From Tatton to Tameside: How national changes to welfare benefit rules have a differential impact on local communities
- Distributional Impact of the 2010 Spending Review
- Detrimental effects of corporate influence on science and technology
- Effects of the libel laws on science
- Redefining wealth, redefining progress
- Activity workshops
View or print the full programme (2
page pdf) or an A4 flyer.
Please post and circulate to friends and colleagues!
blog post about the conference.
More than just a conference. Join us for the following social events:
Friday night drinks (from
7.30 pm) at Citrus Café Bar. Food available to order
Quiz night: bring a multiple choice question, or answer
- Saturday evening meal (6:30 pm) at the Olive Tree Greek Restaurant. Meet at Arcadia on Otley Rd.
- Sunday morning walk (meet at 10:15 am) at
The Heart Centre.
Walk along the Meanwood Valley Trail to the
Hollies & return
to Headingley Centre. Rainy day alternative will be museum &
galleries in Leeds centre. Further details will be available at
the conference, depending on weather & interests.
Non-walk alternatives in the city centre:
hours 10am to 5.30pm
hours 11am to 5pm
hours 1pm to 5pm
Map of conference venue
Conference & AGM locations in a larger map
or read the travelling to HEART Centre information.
Some suggestions of hotels & b&bs in the surrounding
Radical Statistics recent conference history.