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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.

Taking liberties

10 July 2020

HELENA KENNEDY QC: Governments around the world are capitalising on the pandemic to limit freedoms and escalate human rights abuse.

Read more Democracy / Human rights / International relations

Empty gestures

8 July 2020

GABRIELLE PICKARD WHITEHEAD: Instead of clapping, we need a properly funded NHS and more global collaboration.

Read more Health / Conservatives / International relations

Lessons from Leicester

2 July 2020

RORY PALMER: Local leaders must be empowered to tackle local Covid-19 outbreaks.

Read more Health / Conservatives / Labour party

Black Lives Matter: statement from the Fabian Society

2 July 2020

Statement from the Fabian Society executive committee.

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A new Beveridge

26 June 2020

DAVID COATS: The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep flaws in a social security system built for a different age. Now, more than ever, it is time to lay out a new vision for the future, writes David Coats.

Continue Reading Social security / Welfare / Health / Labour party
Book review

The antidote

25 June 2020

HUDA ELMI: Lola Olufemi’s debut is a worthy guide for those seeking a more inclusive feminism.

Continue Reading Class / Women / Justice / Race
Insight

Universal credit is making children hungry

21 June 2020

New Fabian Society analysis reveals the gap between out-of-work benefits for families and the 2020 poverty line - and calls for two urgent reforms to increase incomes for families with children

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Climate evacuees

15 June 2020

JAKE CLARKE: On Refugee Week, we must turn our attention to climate-induced migration and climate refugees.

Continue Reading Environment / Immigration
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Brexit with a kilt on

8 June 2020

IAN MURRAY: Independence would not be in the interests of Scotland or the UK as a whole. We must stand firm against the breakup of the union.

Continue Reading Scotland / Brexit / Democracy
Opinion

Justice begins at home

5 June 2020

EMMANUEL ONAPA: Black people in the US and UK are united in their experience of state violence and racial injustice.

Continue Reading Race / Health / Justice

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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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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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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

As Labour members and supporters cast their votes for the person they most trust to meet the challenges ahead, we asked all three leadership contenders to set out their priorities for leading the party back to power. Here, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa N...

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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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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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Beyond affordability

What tenants want from rent controls

New Fabian Society research reveals that renters’ support for rent controls is motivated by more than just saving money, with the results suggesting private renters want rent regulation to tackle insecurity and unfair treatment.

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Progressive federalism

A different way of looking at the UK

A new Fabian Society report argues progressive federalism is better than independence for Scotland.

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Capital gains

A global city in a changing world

Capital Gains presents proposals to Sadiq Khan for his second term as London mayor.

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