The number of people taking the bus in the UK is declining almost universally. London is no exception, though its franchise system sees significantly more bu...
Cracking down on tax evasion and avoidance
Public Lecture by Dr Arun Advani part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science
Tuesday, 5th November 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (refreshments from 12:45pm)
Location: Panorama Suite, Rootes Building, The University of Warwick
The lecture is open to all staff, students and the general public.
Last year, £35 billion of UK tax wasn’t collected. That is more than the government spends on police, old age social care, nursery places and buses combined. It amounts to almost 6% of all tax due to the government and it’s been about 6% a year for the last decade.
But who isn’t paying their tax? And what can be done about it? Dr Arun Advani from CAGE at the University of Warwick will reveal who is underpaying or avoiding tax in the UK, and uncover the policies that can be used to tackle this problem.
Practitioner Workshop: The Past and Future of Evidence Based Policy
Part of the Festival of Social Science 2019 at NIESR
In this seminar, a collaboration with CAGE at the University of Warwick, we will consider the past and future of evidence in UK political debate. Why has the evidence-based approach proven vulnerable to populist politics and can the approach be renewed? What are the origins of EBP and what were its most notable successes and failures? Our panel of speakers from academia, politics, policy-making and journalism will provide a rich discussion of these questions.
Registration: The event is free but places are limited. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place.
Driving change in the UK bus network: Lessons from London
The number of people taking the bus in the UK is declining almost universally. London is no exception, though its franchise system sees significantly more bus travel per person than any other area – over 250 journeys per year.
There are a host of reasons why policymakers should be getting on board with investing across the UK’s bus networks. Bus travel remains essential to preserving free movement throughout the UK and investment in bus infrastructure can ease congestion in cities and contribute to the transition to net-zero.
The government has recently announced the first steps in its ‘bus revolution’. Plans include offering support to local authorities and metropolitan mayors who want to create London-style franchised services. In October 2019, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority began its journey towards a franchised system.
But can this work for the rest of the UK? And what considerations are needed to make bus franchising a success outside the capital? Join Mike Waterson to discuss at this CAGE event in collaboration with the Social Market Foundation.
Mike Waterson (Professor of Economics, University of Warwick, Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy)
James Kirkup (Director, Social Market Foundation)
Date and time:
Tuesday 3 Dec, 13:00-14:00 (Refreshments will be available from 12:30. Please arrive by 12:45 for a prompt start at 13:00)
Social Market Foundation
11 Tufton Street
CAGE Advisory Board