On Tuesday 24th April, Fabians came together to discuss the 2012 Budget at the first session of Anatomy, with special guest Chris Leslie MP.
The two hour session was packed with strong and focused debate, and from the encouraging words of our guest and results from feedback forms distributed to participants can be judged a success. The session involved devolving discussions to four small groups, with the groups reporting back to the floor after sometime discussing the topic.
We ran two phases in the session – the first specialised phase covered a different elements of the budget, while the second phase questioned who the budget was really for. The specialised areas discussed were the following:
* Impact of the budget on SME and social enterprises
* The fairness of taxation
* Government and financial markets
* Regional investment and development
The participants are now digesting the results of the session with output to come. If you were unable to make Anatomy but want to get involved in the Young Fabians budget response then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. For everyone else, stay tuned.
Alex Adranghi is chair of the Young Fabians’ Future Finance Network.