The BIG cwb conversation


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What can the next government of the UK learn from Celtic wealth building?

With a general election on the horizon, one question about the next government’s approach to local economies looms large: if we want to build a new economic model – one which tackles the challenges of poverty, exclusion and environmental damage head on – how will a future UK government set the ambition and then create the conditions for the devolved nations, regions, local authorities and their partners across the UK to deliver it?

The BIG community wealth building conversation will allow anyone with an interest in creating local economies that work better for people to take a “birds eye” view on the future of the local economies by looking at how the adoption of community wealth building is being facilitated in the Celtic nations.

Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland all have very different approaches to fostering community wealth building and – in an election year and change on the horizon – there is much to be learned from their experiences and outcomes to date. This event will host speakers from the devolved nations who are working to deliver a different economic future to present evidence on their experiences to date and what they have learned alongside their key priorities for the future. We will also hear reflections from panel of experts who will discuss and take questions from the floor on how those learnings could be applied by the next government of the UK.

This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in local economies, community wealth building and place-based approaches to creating better lives. The CWB Summit will return as an in-person event in June 2025, click here to sign up to be notified when early bird tickets are available.

Tickets cost £20 per person for a two hour online session and details on how to book can be found here.

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