Inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Poverty in Britain is at a post-war high and set to increase yet further. What prevents us from plugging the gap between rich and poor, and how can we redress the balance?

Economist Tony Atkinson (Inequality) argues that we need to go beyond placing new taxes on the wealthy, and embrace the possibilities for political action. He debates whether our institutions are fit for purpose with Labour councillor Georgia Gould (Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future) and writer Stewart Lansley (Breadline Britain). Chaired by the BBC’s Home Editor, Mark Easton.

Please note, latecomers will not be admitted after the opening remarks.