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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. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated pre-existing health inequalities whilst also giving rise to a host of new challenges that threaten the goal of achieving equity within our health and social care system, bringing widespread attention to this issue as never before.

Yet although differences in health outcomes and drivers behind inequality have been well-observed, the policies to reduce them and how these might be prioritised require greater consideration by political leaders. This timely collection explores practical solutions for a future government committed to addressing health inequalities post-Covid-19 and determined to offer everyone the chance to a healthy life.

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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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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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Autumn 2021

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at Labour and the ‘new normal’, with Andrew Roe-Crines, Tracey Warren, Jill Rutter and more. Plus, Keir Starmer MP answers our questions.

Also in this issue, Dawn Butler MP on democracy and elections; Emily Thornberry MP on post-Brexit plans; Basit Mahmood on how we overhaul our education system; Vera Kubenz on a disability-inclusive recovery; and Peter Hain on Palestine and the Labour party.

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 ambitious plan to remake our country.

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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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Summer 2021

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at Labour and state power, featuring Kenneth Morgan, Justina Cruickshank and Tim Durrant. Plus, Vanesha Singh talks to Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford.

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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 effective spending.

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Early years commission

A cross-party manifesto

A new report from the Early Years Commission, jointly run by the Centre for Social Justice and the Fabian Society, puts forward a number of recommendations to transform the lives of our youngest children.

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Counter Culture

How to resist the culture wars and build 21st century solidarity

In this pamphlet, Kirsty McNeill and Roger Harding argue that we all have a role to play in denying the culture wars peddlers the fight they want. Instead of letting people distract or divide us, we should build a new solidarity strategy, with a positive offer for the future and a confident account of our history and identity.

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STATUTORY SICK PAY

Options for reform

The statutory sick pay scheme has major problems that need to be addressed. Our latest report puts forward a number of recommendations for reform.

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Going with the grain

HOW TO INCREASE SOCIAL SECURITY WITH PUBLIC SUPPORT

New Fabian Society research on public attitudes to social security reveals a groundswell of support for increasing benefit payments.

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Hearts and minds

Winning the working-class vote

In this collection, Labour MPs look to the future, setting out what the party must do to regain the confidence of working people. Labour under Keir Starmer has made real progress in re-establishing a serious claim to be considered an alternative government. But there is still much to do. This collection offers both insights into the nature of the task ahead and threads of fresh thinking on rebuilding Labour’s appeal.

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Spring 2021

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at a modern relationship between Labour and the unions, featuring Angela Rayner MP, Christopher Massey, Gloria Mills, Kate Dearden, Shelly Asquith and more. Plus, Scottish Labour’s new leader Anas Sarwar talks to Vanesha Singh about the fight ahead. 

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A voice for the future

HOW LABOUR CAN SHAPE THE NEXT 20 YEARS OF DEVOLUTION

A year-long research project by the Scottish Fabians and FEPS finds that devolution is at risk from 'no change' unionists, and 'no compromise' nationalists, and argues for Scottish Labour to reassert itself as pro-UK, pro-devolution and passionately pro-Scottish.

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Who loses?

The impacts of planned Universal Credit cuts across society

New Fabian Society research finds that over 700,000 people in working or disabled households are to be pulled into poverty by universal credit cuts. 

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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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Winter 2020

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at obstacles and opportunities for the left in a post-Trump world, featuring Thom Brooks and Amy Dacey. Are we living in rogue state Britain? Luke Cooper and Sonia Adesara investigate. Plus, shadow education secretary Kate Green MP sets out her vision.

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Sharing the Future

Full report

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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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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Fabian Reviews

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Spring 2021

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at a modern relationship between Labour and the unions, featuring Angela Rayner MP, Christopher Massey, Gloria Mills, Kate Dearden, Shelly Asquith and more. Plus, Scottish Labour’s new leader Anas Sarwar talks ...

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Winter 2020

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at obstacles and opportunities for the left in a post-Trump world, featuring Thom Brooks and Amy Dacey. Are we living in rogue state Britain? Luke Cooper and Sonia Adesara investigate. Plus, shadow education se...

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Autumn 2020

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review has a message from the Labour leader, Keir Starmer MP, on fighting for a better future. Faiza Shaheen, Fahmida Rahman and Meredith Whitten put forward their demands for combatting structural inequality. Plus, Vanesha...

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Summer 2020

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at Britain's handling of the coronavirus crisis, featuring Glen O'Hara, Lisa Nandy MP, Lynne Segal and Jo Littler, plus Kate Murray interviews Liam Byrne MP.

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Spring 2020

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at Labour's new leader in a crisis-hit world featuring Tim Heppell, Anneliese Dodds MP and David Coats, plus a special on the state of the union with Ian Murray MP, Harriet Protheroe Davis and Sarah Creighton.

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Winter 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review features post-election analysis from Andy Price, Eloise Todd, Paula Surridge, Shaista Aziz, Florence Eshalomi MP, Wes Streeting MP, Lara McNeill, Miatta Fahnbulleh, and Frances Ryan.

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Autumn 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on the battle for the souls of the Labour and Conservative parties with contributions from Zubaida Haque, Paul Mason, Rosie Duffield MP, Rosena Allin-Khan MP, and Daniel Johnson MSP, plus Kate Murray talks to...

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Summer 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review explores ideas on greening Labour with contributions from Ed Miliband MP, Sue Hayman MP, and Nadia Whittome plus Kate Murray talks to Yvette Cooper MP. 

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Spring 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review asks if Labour will sink or swim after its biggest split in nearly 40 years with Dianne Hayter, Ben Bradshaw MP and Ann Pettifor plus Kate Murray talks to Richard Corbett MEP.

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Winter 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on new ideas to renew the centre-left with Matthew Laza, Liz Kendall MP and Daniel Sleat plus Kate Murray talks to Lisa Nandy MP.

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Autumn 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on what a radical Labour party in government could do to ensure its success with Angela Eagle, Faiza Shaheen and Paul Mason plus Emma Burnell talks to Jon Trickett.

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Summer 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on the future political landscape for Labour with Catherine West, Dave Ward and Thangam Debbonaire, plus Kate Murray talks to Andrew Adonis.

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Spring 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of Fabian Review focuses on the impact of gentrification on our cities - and our political class - with Luke John Davies, Gloria de Piero and Loretta Lees.

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