Lord Whitty to speak at Policy Provocations event

Policy Provocations

Staff are invited to the fourth lecture in the Policy Provocationsseries, which brings together local, national and international figures to tackle big policy issues during these times of unprecedented change.

Lord Whitty, outgoing Chair of Consumer Focus, will speak about the state of financial exclusion today and why it matters and will ask how effective recent measures to fight financial exclusion have been for the individual and whether mainstream banks should play a greater role in ensuring fairness in finance.

Labour MP for Birkenhead, Frank Field, will follow the talk with his perspective on the impact of financial exclusion in Liverpool and provide the context for a panel discussion where speakers will be joined by Caroline Mason, Chief Operating Officer of Big Society Capital and former CEO of Charity Bank and Roy Morris, former Chief Executive of Rathbones and ex-Chair of The Mersey Partnership.

Can Finance Ever be Fair and Does it Even Matter?’ is on Thursday 27 October at 6.15pm in the Anglican Cathedral followed by an informal reception from 7.45pm. Tickets are free, but booking is essential.

The next lecture in the series ‘Mayor or Nightmare: what would an elected mayor mean for the Liverpool City Region?’ is on Thursday 24 November at 5.30pm in the Victoria Gallery & Museum.

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