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Cost Cutters

A plan to tackle the poverty premium and make markets work

The recent cost-of-living crisis and fall in living standards has been unprecedented in living memory. And while the rate of inflation may have fallen, families are still struggling to pick up the pieces from the past two years as prices continue to tick upwards.

Global economic shocks, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are the main cause of rapidly rising prices around the world – including in the UK. But people are also paying higher prices here because of unfair industry practices, or to compensate for market problems they did not cause. The ‘poverty premium’ is perhaps the most egregious example: millions are forced to pay higher prices, and sometimes go without as a result, because they have a low income.

This report sets out how the UK can address the poverty premium and make markets work for low-income families. It sets out the scale of the poverty premium before looking at the reasons why markets, regulators and the government fail families. We identify a number of recommendations to help people to keep more of their money in their pockets and rebuild financial security for all consumers.

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When I'm 64

A strategy to tackle poverty before state pension age

Fabian Society senior researcher Sasjkia Otto looks at the roots of pre-retirement poverty and presents a strategy to address it.

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Caring for Carers

Policy options for carers' employment and financial protections

Fabian Society researcher Eloise Sacares and general secretary Andrew Harrop present a series of policy options for the employment and financial protections of unpaid carers.

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Keir Starmer MP on public services

From the archive

From the archive: Keir Starmer sets out his approach to public service reforms in our 2016 edited collection, Future Left

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Spring 2024

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review celebrates 140 years of Fabianism, featuring Keir Starmer MP, Sadiq Khan, Stella Creasy MP, Anas Sarwar MSP, and many more. In conversation with Kate Murray, Fabian general secretaries past and present discuss John Smith, splits, and the weight of history.

Climbing the Mountain

Labour's key battlegrounds at the next election

This report identifies 150 non-Labour seats on the new boundaries which will likely make up a very high proportion of the constituencies that Labour will target at the next election.

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Winter 2023

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review takes a look at the foreign policy challenges Labour could face, featuring Stella Creasy MP, Nick Westcott, Toni Haastrup and Victoria Honeyman. In conversation with Iggy Wood, Alf Dubs argues the current government's hostility towards refugees is unprecedented.

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Equal Footing

Why we cannot afford to ignore inequality

Anneliese Dodds MP explains how Labour's ambitious agenda to tackle inequality will benefit us all.

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Whatever the Weather

A progressive strategy for climate resilience and adaptation

Fabian Society researcher Eloise Sacares makes the case for climate adaptation, identifying three key areas of life which will be severely impacted by climate change and in which practical changes in government policy could make a significant difference.

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The Final Furlong

What do the public want from the next election?

In spite of Labour's extremely strong polling numbers over the past year, there has been continuing media speculation about a hung parliament. The Fabian Society undertook research during summer 2023 to understand voters’ preferred election outcomes and their reactions to the prospect of a hung parliament. Our research suggests that this narrative is outdated: the British public want a single party majority government, and many will vote for Labour to deliver it.

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By the People, With the People

How the NHS can work with us to make us partners in our own health

In this pamphlet, Charlotte Augst and Paul Corrigan set out to identify the factors that have scuppered progress on health system reform, and refine the calls for change into two simple questions. First, how can the NHS work with people to keep them healthy? Second, how can the NHS strengthen the contribution people themselves can make to their health and healthcare once they have acquired an illness or an impairment?

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Annual Report 2023

The future of the left since 1884

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In Tandem

The case for coordinated economic policymaking

Michael Jacobs, Robert Calvert Jump, Jo Michell and Frank van Lerven scrutinise the lack of cooperation between the UK government and the Bank of England, and propose a new Economic Policy Coordinating Committee to help achieve the multiple objectives towards which governments today must aim.

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Working Nein to Five

What can the UK learn from Germany about work-life balance?

Fabian Society senior researcher Sasjkia Otto asks what we can learn from Germany about work-life balance.

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Equality and empowerment

A progressive proposal for fiscal devolution and economic development in England

Fabian Society research director Luke Raikes sets out to make a progressive case for devolving public spending, raising important questions about how public money can be used more effectively to deliver policy objectives.

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Autumn 2023

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review takes a look at what Britain could look like after 13 years of Labour government, with contributions from Charles Clarke, Anas Sarwar MSP, Catherine West MP and more. Plus, Andy Burnham explains how a new phase of devolution could transform the country in conversation with Kate Murray.

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Plans for Power

Fabian ideas for transforming Britain

This pamphlet is a compilation of some of the most important ideas developed and championed by the Fabian Society in recent years. It is a ‘mixtape’ of the best proposals, from early years to pensions and from the future of work to public service reform. 

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Leading the way

Lessons for Labour from Europe

A collection of policy ideas for Labour from policymakers and experts from around Europe.

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Summer 2023

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on how to make Britain a better place to grow up in, with contributions from Lindsey Macmillan and Jake Anders, Tommy Gale, Ben Cooper, and Sylvia McNamara. Plus, John Healey MP stakes out Labour’s defence credentials in conversation with Iggy Wood.

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Working for you

A progressive manifesto for the self-employed

Despite their contributions to our economy and society, self-employed workers get a raw deal. This manifesto proposes policies to improve working conditions, financial security, and business support for the self-employed and microbusinesses.

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A good life in all regions

Uniting our country to end poverty

The report of the Fabian Society's Commission on Regional Poverty and Inequality concludes that the UK has two major regional economy challenges – ‘low growth’ outside the south east, where places lack good jobs; and ‘overheating’ in the capital, where living costs are too high.

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Spring 2024

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review celebrates 140 years of Fabianism, featuring Keir Starmer MP, Sadiq Khan, Stella Creasy MP, Anas Sarwar MSP, and many more. In conversation with Kate Murray, Fabian general secretaries past and present discuss John S...

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Winter 2023

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review takes a look at the foreign policy challenges Labour could face, featuring Stella Creasy MP, Nick Westcott, Toni Haastrup and Victoria Honeyman. In conversation with Iggy Wood, Alf Dubs argues the current government'...

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Autumn 2023

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review takes a look at what Britain could look like after 13 years of Labour government, with contributions from Charles Clarke, Anas Sarwar MSP, Catherine West MP and more. Plus, Andy Burnham explains how a new phase of de...

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Summer 2023

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on how to make Britain a better place to grow up in, with contributions from Lindsey Macmillan and Jake Anders, Tommy Gale, Ben Cooper, and Sylvia McNamara. Plus, John Healey MP stakes out Labour’s defence cr...

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Spring 2023

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on public opinion and how it can be influenced, with contributions from Paula Surridge, Florian Foos, Chris Curtis and Will Snell. Plus, Jonathan Reynolds sets out his pro-business, pro-worker approach in con...

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Winter 2022

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review explores the long-term change a Starmer government could deliver, with contributions from Karl Pike, Francis Beckett and Ciaran Driver. Anna Turley takes aim at child poverty, and Kate Harrison examines whether auste...

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Autumn 2022

Fabian Review

This issue of the Fabian Review features Meg Russell, Stephen Beer and Wes Streeting MP on the cost of living crisis and the next election. Nick Thomas-Symonds MP traces the legacy of Harold Wilson and Sarah Crook writes on motherhood and politics.

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Summer 2022

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review asks how we build an electoral coalition for a Labour victory in light of Boris Johnson's resignation, featuring Jane Green, Roosmarijn de Geus, Anas Sarwar MSP, Shalini Sharma and Neal Lawson. Plus, Kate Murray spea...

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Spring 2022

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at the cost of living crisis and how Labour creates a stronger economy, featuring Torsten Bell, Shreya Nanda, Aveek Bhattacharya, Jake Shepherd, Claire Walker, Zoë Billingham, Daniel Johnson MSP, Jeevun Sandher...

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Winter 2021

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review considers why women need a Labour government, featuring Harriet Harman MP, Rosie Campbell, Kudsia Batool, Kelly Grehan, Catrin Hughes and Amreen Qureshi. Plus, an interview with Tracy Brabin, mayor of West Yorkshire,...

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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.

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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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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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