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The Tax Detox

Winning public consent for radical tax reform

Tax is not inherently unpopular, and it is possible to win public consent for reforms which are becoming imperative.
By Daisy-Rose Srblin
December 2015

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Making the case for public spending

A Touchstone Extra publication

This report published by the TUC and commissioned from the Fabian Society sets out how public investment will lay the foundation for future growth and prosperity.
By Robert Tinker
November 2015

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Hungry for Change

The final report of the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty 

The government must do more to ensure households on low incomes have access to enough good quality food.
By Cameron Tait
October 2015

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Autumn 2015

Fabian Review

This issue of Fabian Review asks how Labour should do the job it has been elected to do this time: oppose the first majority Conservative government of the 21st century. With Ruth Davis, Tess Lanning and Helen Hayes MP, plus an interview by Mary Riddell with Chuka Umunna MP  on life after Corbyn.

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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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