What’s coming up in 2014

The Group is currently organising an inquiry into how policy can increase wellbeing without increasing public expenditure. This will take place over a series of meetings at which expert witnesses will appear and answer questions from members.

The first of these was held on the 11th December 2013 on what the wellbeing evidence tells us about how best to support culture’

The following meetings are planned and details of dates and venues will be available shortly:

-March 2014

How can government use wellbeing evidence to guide labour market policy (for example the trade-off between job security and extra jobs)?

-April 2014

What is the role of mindfulness in the health and education systems?

-May 2014

How can planning policy support well-being (for example through the provision of green spaces, community spaces, and car-free spaces)?