ACCA - The global body for professional accountants

ACCA is hosting six events at the three main UK party conferences this year - members are welcome to attend!


Can we afford to work locally? (with the NewStatesman)

Tuesday 20 September - 20:00-21:00 - Birmingham, Novotel (Priestley Suite)

  • Chair: Rafael Behr, NewStatesman chief political commentator
  • Lorley Burt MP 
  • Andrew Leck, Head of ACCA UK
  • Cllr Richard Kemp, Liberal Democrat Leader, LGA
  • Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Deputy Chair, LGA

Moving on up? Breaking down the barriers to social mobility (with CentreForum)

Tuesday 20 September - 18:15-19:00 - Birmingham, Crown Plaza, Suite 2

  • Chair:  Anthony Rowlands, CentreForum
  • Norman Lamb MP
  • Neil Stevenson, Executive Director, ACCA
  • Dr Gill Wyness, CentreForum


Does Labour have an enterprise plan? (with the NewStatesman)

Monday 26 September - 17:00-18:00 - Liverpool, Black Room, CIRCO, Albert Dock

  • Chair: Rafael Behr, NewStatesman chief political commentator
  • Chuka Ummuna MP
  • Manos Schizas, SME, ACCA
  • Jack Stopforth, the Chief Executive of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Investment, growth and PFI (with the Social Market Foundation)*

Monday 26 September - 19:00-20:00 - Liverpool, Jury’s Inn, Suite 6

  • Chair: Nick Timmins, Financial Times
  • Kerry McCarthy MP, Shadow Economic Secretary 
  • Gillian Fawcett, Head of Public Sector, ACCA
  • Professor George Irwin, SOAS 
  • Ian Mulheirn, Director, SMF

*This event requires a conference pass to attend


Auditing the big society: Governance and accountability (with the NewStatesman)

Monday 3 October - 13:00-14:00 - Manchester, Townhall

  • Chair: Rafael Behr, NewStatesman chief political commentator
  • Stephen Hammond MP
  • Gillian Fawcett, Head of Public Sector, ACCA
  • Cllr Sue Murphy (Lab), Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council 
  • Cllr Harry Phibbs, Local Government editor, Conservative Home
  • Paul Goodman, Executive Editor, Conservative Home

Can Britain Compete in a Changing World? (with Politeia)

Tue 4 October  - 13:00-14:00 - Manchester, Palace Hotel (Room 7)

  • Chair: Sheila Lawlor, Politeia
  • Andrew Tyrie MP, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee
  • Jacob Rees Mogg, MP
  • Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Taxation, ACCA
  • Simon Hixon, Wall Street Journal

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