The Whitehall Group are delighted to be welcoming Katie Schmuecker, Principal Policy Advisor at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as guest speaker during lunch on Wednesday, 18th January. During lunch Katie will be discussing “The cost of living crisis”.
Katie is Deputy Director for Policy and Partnerships at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), where she leads the creation of credible solutions, in partnership with others, to build a prosperous UK without poverty.
She is one of the authors of JRF’s ‘We Can Solve Poverty’ report and her expertise spans work; poverty; income adequacy; welfare to work; and the cost of living. She is a regular commentator in the media, through blogs, articles and broadcast appearances. She is also a member of the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission
Prior to joining JRF Katie was Associate Director at the Institute for Public Policy Research North (IPPR North) where she carried out research and authored reports on regional economic development, neighbourhood renewal and UK devolution. She has also worked for the Campaign for the English Regions, the Yes campaign for an elected North East Regional Assembly and for an MP.
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The Whitehall Group is a high level policy discussion and thought leadership group whose members are mainly Cambridge alumni or those connected with the University of Cambridge. The Whitehall Group, a forum of the Cambridge University Land Society (CULS) hosts a series of lunches and dinners for approximately 15 – 20 attendees under the Chatham House Rules. The forum allows members and their guests to meet and discuss matters that are outside of their regular business / professional lives. We count amongst our members and supporters current and former Ministers, Diplomats and senior business executives. Past speakers have included Ambassadors, Ministers, Commissioners and leading academics and journalists. Speakers are invited to talk to the group on a current subject of political or economic interest.