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Historic Fabian Society publications from before 2000 are available at the LSE Digital Library

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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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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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. 

Also in this issue, Sadiq Khan lays out his capital values; Stephen Kinnock MP on the power grab in Myanmar; Kehinde Andrews unmasks the logic of empire in our politics; Paula Surridge on the possibility of rejoining the EU; and Marc Stears on Labour’s progressive patriotism.

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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Affordable connections

Essential digital technologies for all

To keep people connected to essential technologies, this paper proposes a British broadband discount scheme, modelled on the Warm Home Discount for energy bills and the US social tariff scheme Lifeline.

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Double Trouble

Mass unemployment and benefit cuts after the pandemic

New Fabian Society analysis shows that planned benefit cuts could push between 1 and 3 million people into poverty.

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Annual report 2020

The future of the left since 1884

Download the Fabian Society's 2019/2020 annual report, including information on major activities, publications and events throughout the past year.

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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 Singh talks to shadow equalities minister Marsha de Cordova MP.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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