Report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics
09 September 2014
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Wellbeing Economics is made up of politicians from all major political parties.
It was set up to:
The group’s officers are David Lammy MP (Chair), Baroness Claire Tyler (Vice-chair), Dr Julian Huppert MP (Vice-chair), Helen Goodman MP (Treasurer) and Caroline Lucas MP (Secretary). The New Economics Foundation (NEF) acts as secretariat for the group.
This report is the result of a year-long inquiry by the cross-party group of MPs exploring how wellbeing evidence can be translated into policy in four diverse areas: labour markets, planning and transport, mindfulness in health and education, and arts and culture. It calls for more focus on stable employment as opposed to economic growth, and stresses that in tough economic times it is all the more vital that we remain focussed on building a high wellbeing recovery.
Key recommendations of the report include:
Building a wellbeing economy
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