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The latest news, analysis and opinion from the Fabian Society including highlights from the Fabian Review and web-exclusive commentary and insight.

Under the radar

24 February 2021

TONY WRIGHT: We must do more to support past and present service women.

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Valuable work

18 February 2021

NADIA WHITTOME MP: We need a care-led recovery from the pandemic.

Read more Health / Social Care

Rising to the challenge

16 February 2021

Saïd El Khadraoui: This crisis could offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a more sustainable, climate-neutral and circular economy.

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The democratic deficit

12 February 2021

NICK FAHY: Britain's new Brexit legislation grants extraordinarily far-reaching powers to ministers.

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Re-emerging Britain

10 February 2021

PATRICK TRIGLAVCANIN: Labour seems well poised to foster a powerful Britain on the world stage.

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Protecting pupils

8 February 2021

GARRY BRIDGES: Labour must continue to fight for radical education reform amid school closures.

Continue Reading Education / Inequality
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Catalogue of errors

4 February 2021

SONIA ADESARA: Cronyism and a rush to privatisation have diminished our healthcare system and undermined our response to this pandemic.

Continue Reading Health / Democracy / Conservatives
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Socialism and patriotism in a time of crisis

1 February 2021

PAUL RICHARDS: Eighty years ago this month, George Orwell published The Lion and the Unicorn. It is still important today.

Continue Reading Labour party / Justice
Insight

Hearing their voices

27 January 2021

How do Scottish voters see their future – and how might Labour win them back? Martin McCluskey and Katherine Sangster report on new Fabian research.

Continue Reading Scotland / Elections
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Rebuilding trust

21 January 2021

NICK THOMAS-SYMONDS MP: Labour’s commitment to keeping people safe must be felt by all across the country.

Continue Reading Crime / Security / Labour party

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Building Bridges

Sally Gimson

In this pamphlet, Sally Gimson puts forward a range of policies to help Labour reconnect with voters and build a wide coalition across cities, towns and the countryside to defeat the Tories in 2024.

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Sharing the Future

Summary

The final report of the two-year Commission on Workers and Technology calls for major reforms to improve work, empower workers, and ensure the whole economy can benefit from new technology.

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Affordable connections

Essential digital technologies for all

To keep people connected to essential technologies, this paper proposes a British broadband discount scheme, modelled on the Warm Home Discount for energy bills and the US social tariff scheme Lifeline.

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Cultured communities

The crisis in local funding for arts and culture

Our new report highlights the long-standing crisis in arts and culture funding, fuelled by a decade of government cuts, that has left community arts and culture extremely vulnerable to lockdown, especially outside London.

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Better off

Recovery and reform in the post-coronavirus economy

This report examines key economic policy priorities for the left after the coronavirus shock and ensuing recession and explores how these policies should be designed to reshape the British economy in the long term.

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The self-employment justice gap

The case for online dispute resolution

This report makes the case for an online dispute resolution (ODR) service for self-employed workers and explores the role such a service could provide. It shows that self-employed workers face challenges distinct from employees and argues for new sys...

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Let Us Face The Future Again

Wes Streeting MP

After a disastrous election result, Wes Streeting MP sets out a Labour programme which can win again and, in so doing, improve the lives of millions. In the spirit of the 1945 Labour manifesto, he suggests it is time for Labour to face the future aga...

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Path to power

The Fabian leadership essays

We asked all three leadership contenders to set out their priorities for leading the party back to power. Here, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Keir Starmer make their offer to the party and the country.

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Framing the Future

A new pensions commission

A joint report from the Fabian Society and Bright Blue calls for a new pensions commission and presents plans for how it should work

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Where next?

Reforming social security over the next 10 years

A revolution in social security is needed after the general election including a 1-year emergency plan and a 10-year blueprint for reform, according to a new Fabian Society report published after 9 months of consultation.

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People not problems

Politicians respond to five experiences of severe and multiple disadvantage

People not Problems sets out the real-life challenges of those facing severe and multiple disadvantage and asks policymakers to respond.

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Public Service Futures

Welfare States in the Digital Age

In this collection, contributors from across Europe and the UK offer an insight into how the 2020s can be a time of great possibility for public services, with huge potential for new technologies to meet our shared needs and strong public interest in...

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Everyday Socialism

How to rebuild Britain

Good jobs, responsible employers and prosperous communities are the foundation of a thriving economy. How can we ensure that they are available to everyone, no matter where they live?

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