Putting poverty at the heart of the 2015 election

Alan Milburn

Many thanks to the Fabian Society and Bright Blue for organising today’s event and to the Fabians for your important Inequality 2030 report.  Thanks are also due to the Webb Memorial Trust for supporting today’s event and for the work that you do to put poverty on the public policy map. Putting the issue on…

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Inequality 2030

Andrew Harrop

The UK has faced almost 10 years of falling living standards. Projections say poverty and inequality are on the rise. And there is still a huge hole in the public finances which limits, for now, the scope for public spending to bring solutions. So it is easy to be gloomy. But too often politicians sound…

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Labour’s ‘War on Cold Homes’ could be lost to attrition

Ben Sayah

We need lower energy bills if we are to end fuel poverty and the cold homes crisis. This much is agreed. Yet no other shadow announcements have received as much exposure on the doorstep – nor collected as many critics from government, press, and business leaders – as Labour’s current energy policies. Depending on where…

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