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Cultured communities

The crisis in local funding for arts and culture

Our new report highlights the long-standing crisis in arts and culture funding, fuelled by a decade of government cuts, that has left community arts and culture extremely vulnerable to lockdown, especially outside London.

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Better off

Recovery and reform in the post-coronavirus economy

This report examines key economic policy priorities for the left after the coronavirus shock and ensuing recession and explores how these policies should be designed to reshape the British economy in the long term.

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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 institutions working in collaboration not competition.

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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.

Also in this issue: Jermain Jackman calls for a black British renaissance; Deborah Coles talks prisons and the pandemic; Kevin Kennedy Ryan on the art of the visual political message; and Leo Panitch on Labour's shift back to the centre. 

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 systems and processes to address the consequent justice gap.

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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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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 again.

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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 Nandy and Keir Starmer make their offer to the party and the country.

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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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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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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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Commission on workers and technology

Background briefing note 2019

This briefing note presents four emerging findings from the Commission on Workers and Technology.

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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 Stella Creasy MP. 

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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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People Power

Building an industrial strategy with workers at its heart

The Changing Work Centre, a joint initiative from the Fabian Society and Community, has today launched a new report which calls for a new focus on workers at the heart of industrial strategy.

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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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Getting Organised

Low-paid self-employment and trade unions

Trade unions need to better represent the UK’s 4 million self-employed workers, according to a new report by the Fabian Society.

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Fabian Reviews

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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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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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Winter 2017

Fabian Review

This edition of Fabian Review focuses on how Labour needs to reshape the economy, with Michael Jacobs, Chi Onwurah MP, Caroline Flint MP, Andrew Cumbers and David Walker, plus Kate Murray interviews shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler MP.

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Autumn 2017

Fabian Review

This edition of Fabian Review focuses on Labour's offer for social security, public services and workers with Ruth Patrick, Heather Wakefield and Jane Mansour, plus Kate Murray interviews David Lammy MP.

Also in this issue: Allen Simpson makes the...

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Summer 2017

Fabian Review

This edition of Fabian Review focuses on the task ahead for Labour with Lewis Baston, Jeremy Gilbert, Philip Collins and Olivia Bailey, plus Kate Murray interviews Emily Thornberry MP.
Also in this issue: Charles Lees assesses Martin Schulz and the ...

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