The future of the left since 1884

Raising the Bar report launch

Raising the Bar: How household incomes can grow like they used to


Publication launch

Raising the Bar: How household incomes can grow like they used to

Fatalism has overtaken Britain’s economic debate and the economic establishment are seemingly planning for stagnation. This Fabian project aimed to prove that the UK does not have to settle for the growth we have and that household incomes can grow again.

So how can we get family incomes to grow the way they used to?

That is the simple question the Fabian Society posed to the authors of this pamphlet. We wanted to understand what it might take to get back to the ‘old normal’ – the regular rising income that half a generation of workers have never seen.

The launch of the publication features contributing authors:

Anneliese Dodds MP (Oxford East & shadow treasury minister)

John Mills (entrepreneur & economist)

Ozlem Onaran (director, Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre)

Craig Berry (deputy director, SPERI)


Chair: Andrew Harrop (Fabian Society)

Spaces are limited so please book now. If you experience any issues registering, please email

Online registration is not available for this event


Anneliese Dodds MP

Anneliese Dodds is the Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and chair of the Labour Party. She has been the MP for Oxford East since 2017.


Özlem Onaran

Özlem Onaran is a professor of economics and the director of the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre, University of Greenwich


Craig Berry

Craig Berry is deputy director at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute.


John Mills

John Mills is an entrepreneur, economist and businessman. He is director of Labour Leave and founder of Labour Future.


Andrew Harrop

Andrew Harrop is general secretary of the Fabian Society.


Fabian membership

Join the Fabian Society today and help shape the future of the left

You’ll receive the quarterly Fabian Review and at least four reports or pamphlets each year sent to your door

Be a part of the debate at Fabian conferences and events and join one of our network of local Fabian societies

Join the Fabian Society
Fabian Society

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.