UK’s Welfare Reform – Conditionality Measures and the Flexibility of the UK Labour Market

with Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, UK

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Date/time

June 3, 2014, 10.00 - 11.00

Loc.

Akademie der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Tiergartenstr. 35, Berlin, Germany

With

Iain Duncan Smith, Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann

Type

Discussion

Find out more about the reforms and measures to the British welfare system from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP.

The United Kingdom government is engaged in a huge programme of welfare reform including measures to improve the flexibility of the labour market, get the unemployed back into jobs and support them in work. The past months have also seen broad discussions on the question of how to deal with welfare migration. The debate in the UK has focused on EU migrants and their access to benefits. As in a number of Member States, this has led to recent reforms implemented by the UK government.

Find out more about these reforms and measures to the British welfare system from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP. And discuss with him as well as Professor Klaus F. Zimmermann, Director of the Institute for the Study of Labour, who has extensively researched on migration in the European Welfare State on Tuesday, 3 June, from 10 am to 11 am, at the Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Program

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

10.00 am
Welcome

Nico Lange
Deputy Director for Political Consulting
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

10.05 am
Speech: “UK’s Welfare Reform - Conditionality Measures and the Flexibility of the UK Labour Market”

Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
UK

10.25 am
Comment: „UK’s Reforms from German and EU Perspective“

Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann
Director of the Institute for the Study of Lobour
IZA

10.35 am
Discussion

Moderation:
Nico Lange
Acting Director for Political Consultancy
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

The event will be in English.

The event is only for invited persons.

The Experts

Iain Duncan Smith MP

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since May 2010)

Born 1954 in Edinburgh.

Iain was educated at Dunchurch College of Management, the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst and the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy.

After serving in the Scots Guards, Iain worked for General Electric.

Iain has been the Conservative MP for Chingford and Woodford Green (in Greater London) since 1992. He was Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security from 1997 to 1999 and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence from 1999 to 2001. He was Leader of Conservative Party and the Opposition from 2001 to 2003.

In 2004, he founded the Centre for Social Justice to help tackle poverty and remained Chairman of the organisation until taking up the post of Secretary of State.

Iain Duncan Smith was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by Prime Minister David Cameron in May 2010.

Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann

More about his vita and publications

Arrival

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Iain Duncan Smith MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, UK

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