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Moments of high drama

3 August 2022

Across nearly 45 years in parliament, Margaret Beckett has made history and shaped it. She speaks to Kate Murray about the rows, resignations and decisions she made that changed Britain forever

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Losing out

26 July 2022

GIUSEPPE TELESCA: 10 years on it is clear the London Olympics were a missed opportunity for urban regeneration

Read more Class / Conservatives

Change and renewal

15 July 2022

ANDREW HARROP: With the demise of Boris Johnson, the contrast between the two parties will no longer be on character. It will have to be on content

Read more Labour party / Conservatives

Mutual aid is for life

15 July 2022

OLY DUROSE sets out how to win the unwinnable, one act of solidarity at a time

Read more Covid-19 / Labour party

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Working future

10 August 2022

ANGELA RAYNER MP: From day one, a Labour government will strengthen workers’ rights and undo the damage the Conservatives have inflicted on working people

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CALL FOR EVIDENCE: Roadmap to a national care service

24 July 2022

The Fabian Society is undertaking research supported by Unison to develop a roadmap to a national care service for England. We are seeking evidence and proposals for reform from individuals and organisations

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Making the case

20 July 2022

EVELYN JAMES: We need legally binding gender and diversity quotas to ensure equal representation in politics

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Remote access

14 July 2022

TOMMY PETO: The government should embrace hybrid working

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The antidote

5 July 2022

A typical Monday morning in a GP practice reveals the harsh realities of our failing healthcare service. Labour must fix this, writes SONIA ADESARA

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NEW PROJECT: Roadmap to a national care service

3 July 2022

The Fabian Society is working with Unison to develop a roadmap to a national care service

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A national music service

HOW TO ENSURE EVERY CHILD CAN ACCESS A GOOD MUSIC EDUCATION

Our new report argues for the government to introduce a National Music Education Service

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Equipped for the future

A vision for adult skills and training

In our latest collection, we bring together business leaders, policy experts, politicians, trade unionists and practitioners to develop a new vision for adult skills policy ahead of the next general election

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A mature approach

How Labour can reconnect with older voters

Fabian Society research suggests 2 million older voters who did not support Labour in 2019 would consider doing so now.

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New Arrivals

A fair immigration plan for Labour

The UK’s response to the Ukraine refugee crisis was shockingly slow and inadequate. In this pamphlet, Thom Brooks sets out a new immigration plan for Labour.

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Bridging the divide

Tackling digital inequality in a post-pandemic world

Fabian Society research calls for a broadband discount that will cut the cost of the internet to £15 per month or less for millions of people

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In the shadows

How 'shadow welfare' has overtaken social security

Following the 2022 spring statement, Fabian Society research finds the balance between tax free allowances and social security is unjust, with people on middle and high incomes now able to receive more financial support than those without work

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Talking green

Public reactions to key climate change terms

Our latest briefing looks at people’s reactions to the key words politicians and campaigners use when discussing climate change.

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More to do

Unequal experiences of Labour party membership

This Fabian Society report explores unequal experiences of Labour party membership and presents members' views on improving representation and inclusion in the party

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Home front

Building a new vision for social housing

Our new collection puts forward a new vision for social housing which leaves no one behind. With an introduction by shadow housing minister Mike Amesbury MP and contributions from Florence Eshalomi MP, Paul Dennett, Rachel Blake, Geeta Nanda and more...

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Prescription for fairness

REMEDYING HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN A POST-COVID ERA

As we look to recover from the greatest public health crisis in a century, the need to tackle health inequalities has become even more critical and clear. This timely collection explores practical solutions for a future government committed to addres...

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The road ahead

Keir Starmer MP

In this pamphlet, Labour leader Keir Starmer MP sets out his vision of a fairer, more secure and prosperous Britain, built on Labour values. He proposes 10 principles for a new contract between Labour and the British people, which together make up an...

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Winning 150

UNDERSTANDING LABOUR’S TARGET SEATS

Labour must look beyond the Red Wall and its comfort zones to win the next election, finds Fabian Society research director Luke Raikes.

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Fair to all

FINDINGS FROM THE FABIAN SOCIETY CITIZENS’ JURY ON THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY

Fabian Society research finds strong public backing for improved help when people who lose their job.

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Security for everyone

The public case for non-means-tested benefits

This report examines the future of non-means-tested benefits for working-age adults and children.

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Prizing the Public Pound

THE PROGRESSIVE CASE FOR RIGOROUS STEWARDSHIP OF PUBLIC MONEY

In this pamphlet, John Tizard and David Walker make the case for fundamental reform of the way spending decisions are made and checked. They argue that Labour should recover and celebrate its strong tradition of innovation in the mechanics of effecti...

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