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Getting back to work

Cameron Tait

The case for a universal skills allowance With little time to prepare a manifesto, Labour’s election campaign is in desperate need of flagship policies that can capture the public imagination. A universal skills allowance could be the big progressive idea of the 2017 campaign. A £1,000 ‘use it or lose it’ annual allowance to support…

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The new Luddites vs the Borg

Joe Petrie

The critical need for socialism in the future We are on the verge of yet another revolution. The triple whammy of ubiquitous connectivity, artificial intelligence and robotics will enhance our quality of life whilst at the same time bringing about devastating changes in society. Worryingly, the country is ill-prepared to successfully navigate such revolutionary change…

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Family and kinship for the 21st century

Claire Sewell

Finding affordable, good quality, flexible childcare has long been a headache for working parents. But the government has plans to address this issue. This September the amount of free childcare offered to three and four year olds in England will be doubled from 15 to 30 hours per week during term time. Although the government…

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Good work in the future retail industry

How can employers boost productivity and pay? 2pm – 4pm, Wednesday 25 May | Grant Thornton, Grant Thornton House, Melton Street, Euston Square, London, NW1 2EP This event is the second public hearing hosted by the Fabian Society’s taskforce on the...

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Pay and productivity: a retail industry taskforce

Thursday 28 January 2016 | Venue Houses of Parliament, Room TBC   The Fabian Society, JRF and the Trust for London are establishing a year-long taskforce charged with findings ways to improve productivity and pay in the UK...

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2013 Party Conference Roundtables

Our Party Conference roundtables are private invitation-only events. Attendance will be restricted to just 20 people in order to ensure a quality discussion. The events will also be held under the Chatham House Rule. Labour Party Conference All of...