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Five things we learned about the economy in 2014

1.       This is a new kind of recovery
When is a recovery not a recovery? This year the UK’s growth has taken off in a way quite unlike the aftermath of previous recessions.

Your view of the performance of the economy in...

City of Culture 2017: New hope for Hull?

“Very nice and flat for cycling” was the faint praise Philip Larkin offered Hull, the place where the great poet made his home for over 30 years and which has today been named City of Culture in 2017.

Others would be...

2014, Labour's year of...workers on boards

I am a proud trade unionist and have been fighting for workers rights since long before I came into Parliament. There is always a role to be played by trade unions in negotiating with management on behalf of their member.


Our London: On the day

To celebrate the publication of the new Fabian Society pamphlet ‘Our London’, we thought it crucial to hold an informal roundtable/on-floor discussion to inspire the capitals progressive policy for 2015, and beyond.

Hosted alongside the pamphlets partners Unions Together and The...

Fabian review of the year

It’s been a very busy 2012 at the Fabian Society and, looking back, it feels like the political landscape has transformed. This year we set about arming the Labour party with the raw material for its political renewal, including the...

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