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2011 Annual Conference & AGM

'Cuts and Corporations'

Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Heart Centre, Bennett Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN

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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 Borough Council

  • 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.
Data files
dla-by-parl-const.xls Spreadsheets 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]
dla-by-LA.xls 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 Ireland included.
Child benefit and tax credits compared by constituency, 2009 data.
Spreadsheet in respect of Employment and Support Allowance.

"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 Foundation.

"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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£20 members / £30 non-members / £35 non-members including introductory one-year membership.
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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

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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 until 9:30.
    Quiz night: bring a multiple choice question, or answer ours.

  • 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:
    http://www.henry-moore.org/hmi Sunday hours 10am to 5.30pm
    http://www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum/ Sunday hours 11am to 5pm
    Sunday hours 1pm to 5pm

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