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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.


Inequality by stealth

5 April 2019

ANDREW HARROP: The government is providing more financial support for the richest 20% of households than the poorest 20%.

Continue Reading Economy / Inequality / Social security / Tax

Defence matters

3 April 2019

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Madeleine Moon MP, president of the NATO parliamentary assembly, reflects on past achievements and present challenges.

Continue Reading Defence / Foreign policy / International relations

Hard truths

2 April 2019

MIKE AMESBURY MP: Under this Conservative government jobcentres are crumbling. A radical overhaul could transform them into genuine community hubs that offer real support, not sanctions.

Continue Reading Employment / Labour party / Social security / Work

Breaking ground

29 March 2019

SALLY WITCHER: Scotland’s new social security system teaches Westminster not only the value of dignity and respect, but that it’s time for a new kind of politics.

Continue Reading Disability / Inequality / Poverty / Social security / Scotland
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Future uncertainties

27 March 2019

JOSH ABEY: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released data this week claiming 1.5m jobs in England are at ‘high risk’ of automation. We must pay very close attention to who is doing the jobs that are highly susceptible,

Continue Reading Changing Work Centre / Economy / Inequality / Technology / Work

Bold and ambitious

26 March 2019

KATE GREEN MP: The world is changing rapidly. If our social security system is to protect us, we need to reimagine its purpose.

Continue Reading Labour party / Social security / Changing Work Centre / Work

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