APPG Roundtable event: How should we measure national success?

1st March 2016, 09:30-11:00. Committee Room 11, House of Commons

Chair: Mark Easton, BBC News Home Editor

In advance of the forthcoming review of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Measuring National Wellbeing initiative, this invitation-only event will bring together parliamentarians and a key players from across civil society and the business world to discuss the question: ‘How should we measure national success?’

The roundtable will open with a brief presentation by the New Economics Foundation, summarising their recent call on the ONS to adopt five headline indicators that focus on Good Jobs, Wellbeing, Environment, Fairness and Health, to ensure that policy-making reflects public priorities and engages the electorate. The presentation will be followed by reflections from parliamentarians, and a roundtable discussion exploring the issues raised, and the possibilities of further parliamentary activity on this topic.