Meetings of the Fairness Commission

The Commission will hold a series of public meetings between November and February 2013. More information on the agenda for the meeting, background papers and venues will be provided here when available.

Tuesday, 27 November, 1.30pm – 7.30pm

Christian Street Community Centre, Golding Street, London E1

The first public meeting of the Commission, will focus on the question ‘Who lives in Tower Hamlets and where do they live?’ It will consider a range of issues in relation to communities and housing. The agenda for the meeting has been confirmed. There will be evidence gathering sessions with a range of witnesses from 1:30pm until 6pm. An audience question and answer session will begin at 6:30pm.

A communities and housing evidence pack has been produced for Commissioners.

Thursday, 31 January, 2013, 12.15 - 7pm

De Vere Venue, 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14

The second public meeting of the Commission will ask ‘Is Tower Hamlets rich or poor?’ It will focus on poverty, income and the role of businesses in their local community.

The agenda is as follows:

12:15pm: Introductions and welcome, led by Dr Giles Fraser

12:30pm: Living on a low income in Tower Hamlets - an audience discussion with Commissioners and invited speakers

1:45pm: A fair income? Income inequality and the London Living Wage - speakers from the campaign

2:30pm: Tea break

3:00pm: The viewpoint of charitable funds: The Big Lottery Fund (Dharmendra Kanani) and Trust for London

3:45pm: Fair taxes? Speaker TBC

4:30pm: Tea break

5pm: What could local corporate citizenship look like? Speakers: Rachel Findlay, from New Philanthopy Capital, Sonal Shah from London Community Foundation, followed by panel discussion with Tim Kiy from Barclays Retail and Michelle Dawson from East London Business Alliance.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 2pm - 8pm

Stepney Green Maths Computing and Science College, Ben Jonson Road, London E1

The third public meeting of the Commission will ask ‘How can we look out for each other?’ and will consider the safety nets available within our community, who they are provided by and whether we are all mutually responsible for our wellbeing.