Please note that the current official website of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics can be found at https://wellbeingeconomics.co.uk.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Wellbeing Economics was formed in 2009. And after a short break the group was reconstituted in December 2018. It was and is an officially recognised cross-party group of MPs and Lords in the UK Parliament.
The group seeks to highlight how wellbeing serves as a valuable and pragmatic framing for making policy decisions and for setting a vision for the UK. Wellbeing draws attention to the diversity and interdependence of issues and interventions that affect us in our lives and the complex and complementary roles that different government departments and policies can play in improving outcomes. The APPG will therefore play a convening role across parties and government departments and look at different levels of intervention (national – local – individual) to identify where the biggest gains can be made for the lives of people in the UK, drawing on specific examples, challenges and contexts and building on existing knowledge and evidence.
The original stated reason for it’s formation was as follows:
Formed in March 2009, it exists to:
– Provide a forum for discussion of wellbeing issues and public policy in Parliament;
– Promote enhancement of wellbeing as an important government goal;
– Encourage the adoption of wellbeing indicators as complimentary measures of progress to GDP;
– Promote policies designed to enhance wellbeing.
The original officers of the group were:
Co-Chair: Jon Cruddas MP
Co-Chair: Baroness Claire Tyler
Vice-Chair: David Lammy MP
Vice-Chair: Sir Peter Bottomley MP
Vice-Chair: Lord Richard Layard
Vice-Chair: Lord Gus O’Donnell
Treasurer: Helen Goodman MP
Secretary: Caroline Lucas MP
Other group members are:
Diedre Brock MP
Zac Goldsmith MP
Patrick Grady MP
Kelvin Hopkins MP
Lord Howarth of Newport
Graham Allen MP
Lord Leslie Turnberg
Lord Stone of Blackheath
Chris White MP
Lord Denis Tunnicliffe
Baroness Lister of Burtersett
Lord Bruce Grocott
The New Economics Foundation originally provided the funds for this website’s domain name and the associated mapping and they maintain the site. The content for the site was originally authored by the office of Jo Swinson MP.
Chair: Chris Ruane MP (Labour)
Co-Chair: Peter Bottomley MP (Conservative)
Vice Chair: Lord Richard Layard (Labour)
Vice Chair: Lord Gus O’Donnell (Cross-bench)
Vice Chair: Baroness Claire Tyler (Lib Dem)
Officer: Helen Goodman MP (Labour)