Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy

Wellbeing and the Spending Review 2019

Date: Tuesday 5th March
Chair: Chris Ruane

The 2019 Spending Review presents an opportunity for the UK to be explicit about it’s goals and allocate spending accordingly.

The APPG on Wellbeing Economics will discuss how taking a wellbeing approach, that values and measures all the things that are most important to us and our lives, can help us to identify some key new priorities for spending, specifically in the context of mental health, schools, further education and community services.

This will be an open discussion to explore:

  • The value of a wellbeing approach for the spending review
  • The policy, spending and governance implications of a wellbeing approach

We encourage as many MPs and Peers as possible to attend and contribute their ideas and comments. These will feed into a paper being drafted which will develop some of these issues in different policy contexts, for wider dissemination.

Download the draft report: A Spending Review to increase wellbeing

Download the minutes from the meeting.

Improving wellbeing through evidence-informed policy