The future of the left since 1884

Publications

Research, policy, comment and analysis from our latest publications. Browse through our back catalogue or search for a report or pamphlet.

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

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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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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