What is the value and viability of the UK Census? Can it survive, and what are the implications for research and policymaking if it doesn't? Is the data available elsewhere, as has been suggested in goverment? On 26 June at the LGA the SRA's Summer event, 'The Census: Now and in the Future' will examine these important concerns from a variety of expert perspectives.
Chaired by Mark Easton of BBC Home Affairs, this promises to be a lively and engaging afternoon, with presentations from:
Ian CopeDirector, Population and Demography, ONS
Ludi Simpson University of Manchester, president of the British Society for Population Studies
Keith DugmoreDirector, Demographic Decisions Ltd, and Honorary Professor, UCL
Simon Briscoe Author and journalist
Mark Easton will chair a Panel with the speakers, and there will be also be a chaired Q&A after after each presentation, so delegates will have plenty of opportunity to raise and discuss issues. A drinks reception follows, on the LGA’s roof garden overlooking Westminster.