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Still a mountain to climb

Just after the 2015 election the Fabian Society published The Mountain to Climb, a short research paper which demonstrated just how hard it will be for Labour to win a majority at the next election, once new constituency boundaries are...

How the strongest Labour communities divide on Europe

The EU referendum result presents an existential threat to the Labour Party. Outside of London and a few big cities, Labour pleas to its supporters to vote ‘remain’ fell on deaf ears. This deep and dangerous divide among Labour supporters...

A wealth of options: shifting tax away from earned incomes

Inequalities in wealth are far greater than inequalities in income on which most tax policy discussion has focused. However, different kinds of wealth require different kinds of taxation, and there are a range of potential policy options we can consider,...

The pillars of a new economy

The election of Jeremy Corbyn to the Labour leadership owed much to his brave assertion that austerity is the wrong response to recession and that a successful economic policy should address the goals of improving our productive capacity and a...

All in this together

How would you like £3,166 a year of free money from the government? Sounds too good to be true? Well if you’re in a reasonably paid job that’s exactly what you’ll be getting when the new financial year starts in...

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