Date(s) - Monday 24/05/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online session with the Ella Baker School of Organising, find booking link below:
Furlough, eat out to help out, tax cuts for businesses…Covid support has meant the UK government has spent more on public spending this year than in any year since world war two, while at the same time getting less income from taxes. As a result the UK government’s debt has shot up. In this two part session in collaboration with our partner Economy, we look at what this means going forward- should we be worried about UK government debt? Will it need to be paid back? Who will have to pay it back? Will you have to pay it back? Will we have to cut public spending (austerity) again to make up some of what we’ve lost from the public purse?
This is part 2 of a 2 part session. Part one of the session will run on 17th May and more information on that can be found here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/paying-for-the-crisis-who-pays-and-how-part-1?source=direct_link&-. All are welcome to part two even if you have missed the previous session as we will have a quick recap.
24 May Monday 7-9pm
We will will explore how different economists and decision makers think we should deal with UK debt: some say we need to pay it back and even cut public spending to save money, but others think we can keep on spending. Shaking up our tax system is also one solution proposed. We’ll explore the pros and cons of each of these options together, and we’ll also take a look at some organisations and movements that are working on these issues, if you’d like to take your interest further.
Free, over zoom and everyone, is welcome.
Book here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/paying-for-the-crisis-who-pays-and-how?source=direct_link&