Over the past week, Positive Money supporters have been calling on their MPs to support the setting up of a Money Commission via an amendment to the Bank of England Bill. We had hoped that the amendment would be discussed in the House of Commons today. Unfortunately, we’ve just learned that the sponsoring MP is unable to attend the debate to propose the amendment.
On Monday 7th September 2015, Positive Money hosted a high-level panel discussion, “Making Money Work”, with Lord Adair Turner, Professor Steve Keen (Kingston University) and Chris Giles (Financial Times) in Central Hall Westminster. It was the biggest event on monetary financing that has ever taken place.
Positive Money's campaign for a money commission received a huge boost last week as Douglas Carswell tabled an amendment to the Bank of England Bill. If Mr Carswell's amendment is successful, a commission would be set up.