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The Generation Game

Spending priorities for an ageing society

Ideas from the three main parties on addressing the challenges of our ageing society.
By Ed Wallis
September 2015

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Stakeholder Schools

Why collaboration is key to the next stage of school reform

Dialogue and trust should be at the heart of how schools improve in the future in a new, more transparent system.
By Robert Tinker
September 2015

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Leading Labour

The Fabian essays

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall set out their vision for Labour ahead of the leadership election.
August 2015

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Tax for our times

How the left can reinvent taxation

Tax reform needs to be put back in the hands of the many and this collection offers perspectives on reimagining tax for modern times.
Edited by Daisy-Rose Srblin
August 2015

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Never Again

Lessons from Labour's key seats

What lessons need to be learned from Labour's 2015 election defeat and in particular from the key battleground seats?
Edited by Sally Keeble and Will Straw
July 2015

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Summer 2015

Fabian Review

Following a crushing electoral defeat, the summer edition of the Fabian Review asks how Labour can flourish once again in Britain. With Dan Corry, Patricia Hewitt, James Morris and Ed Wallis, plus an interview with Dan Jarvis MP by Mary Riddell.

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The Local Health Service?

How to balance local control and national standards in access to health care

Getting the balance right between national, local and frontline control of our health service is crucial.
Edited by Anya Pearson and Ed Wallis
July 2015

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The Mountain to Climb

Labour's 2020 challenge

Labour will need to win 106 seats to secure a majority, reaching deep into middle England, according to this analysis.
By Andrew Harrop
June 2015

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Bringing It Home

Making a global deal on climate change a reality

Bold leadership and public support will be needed to win a deal on climate change.
Edited by Ed Wallis
April 2015

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Spring 2015

Fabian Review

Politics is reinventing itself. The Fabian Review election special asks how Labour can respond. With Georgia Gould, Peter Hain, Seema Malhotra and Marcus Roberts PLUS Stephen Bush interviews deputy leader of the Labour party Harriet Harman

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Places to be

Green spaces for active citizenship

We must keep our green outdoor spaces open to all and so empower our citizens.
By Ed Wallis
March 2015

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A recipe for inequality

Why our food system is leaving low-income households behind

Evidence from the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty shows how those on lower incomes are now spending a greater proportion of their budget on food.
March 2015

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A future without poverty

A joint report

The Fabian Society and Bright Blue present a range of perspectives from left and right on tackling poverty.
March 2015

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Inequality 2030

Britain's choice for living standards and poverty

Unless we introduce a strategy to improve living standards and reduce poverty, we will face a huge rise in inequality.
By Andrew Harrop and Howard Reed
February 2015

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Values Added

Rethinking tax for the 21st century

Instead of simplistic discussions of whether tax should go up or down, we urgently need a fundamental reassessment of how we tax, and to what end.
Edited by Daisy-Rose Srblin
February 2015

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Common ground?

An analysis of the Liberal Democrat and Labour programmes

In the run-up to the 2015 election, with the possibility of another coalition on the horizon, what shape would an alliance between Labour and the Liberal Democrats take?
By Andrew Harrop and Stephen Lee
February 2015

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Taking back control

Where next for household energy efficiency policy in the UK?

We need a new politics of energy efficiency, focused on putting people in control of their place in the world: their homes, their local environment and their family finances.
By Ingrid Holmes, Rebecca Lawson & Ed Wallis
February 2015

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Transition by consent

Meeting Britain’s energy needs together

The long-term low carbon transition can only occur with the consent of the public. Rather than a renewed focus on top-down solutions, communities need to be given a greater role in infrastructure design and development.
By Cameron Tait
January 2015

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