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The economic imperative

As the general election creeps into view, focusing Labour minds on how to draw together a wide-ranging policy review into a realistic programme for government, there is a growing debate on the merits of ‘predistribution’ in tackling inequality. Is it...

2014, Labour's year of...Youth employment

As George Osborne would have us believe, Britain is a nation on the road to recovery. His case is bolstered by a clutch of positive economic data and the assertion that unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since 2009....

Why it matters: Universal childcare

Arguments for universal childcare have been around ever since investing in early years became a political priority under the previous Labour government. Many believe that the high cost of providing a universal system of childcare rules it out as an...

Full employment first

Once upon a time, Britain was prepared to give the Tories the benefit of the doubt. They said they cared about poverty; they promised a welfare revolution and they pledged, 'we're all in this together'. Now, three long years on,...

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