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How can we address the cost-of-living crisis in the UK? And how can we ensure that everyone has a fair share of the wealth generated by the economy?

Join the Policy Institute and the Fairness Foundation for the next event in our Fair Society Series where former Cabinet Minister, Liam Byrne MP will launch his new book The Inequality of Wealth: Why it Matters and How to Fix it.

The book offers a radical vision for a fairer Britain, based on the pioneering work of James Meade, the Nobel laureate who envisioned a wealth-owning democracy where everyone has a stake in the economy.

He shares his insights and proposals from his extensive research and travels, from the slums of Birmingham to the super-yachts of Monaco, from the halls of power in Washington, London and Beijing to the wisdom of the world’s top experts on inequality.

The book reveals the five bold steps that could transform Britain into a more fair and prosperous nation.


  • The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP – Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hodge Hill and author of The Inequality of Wealth
  • Anoosh Chakelian – Britain Editor of the New Statesman and host of the New Statesman Podcast
  • Bobby Duffy – Director of the Policy Institute and Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London (Chair)
  • Carys Roberts - Executive Director, IPPR 

Event details

8th Floor, North Side
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG