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The progressive potential of Universal Credit

Lindsay Judge

Universal credit has one abiding message that comes through loud and clear: work good, benefits bad. It’s structured to reduce the obstacles to taking a job, increase work incentives and ensure that claimants make efforts to move up the progression ladder. None of this is anything that most low-income families would disagree with. Forthcoming Child…

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Rising Voices: How feminism can open up politics

Lisa Nandy MP

It’s often said that David Cameron has a women problem but it might be fairer to say that women have a David Cameron problem. In the four short years since Cameron became prime minister his government’s austerity programme has had disproportionate and devastating effects on many women, with ethnic minority, disabled and young women bearing…

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Work and Business: My life below the minimum wage

Sarah Cosford

My name is Sarah and I have been working on and off as a waitress for almost 10 years. I have worked in nine restaurants in Scotland: two in Glasgow, four in Dundee, and three in the Scottish highlands (one of which I was co-manager). Hospitality jobs are hard to come by and I’ve found…

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Business Behaving Badly Who can hold companies to account?

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, London SW1A 2LW

This is a seminar hosted by the High Pay Centre which may be of interest to Fabian Society members. For all queries relating to this event please contact the High Pay Centre directly on emily.death@highpaycentre.org "The High...

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Fairness and Responsibility in an Unequal Society

The Senate Room, Senate House, University of London

In the wake of the financial crisis there has been a renewed interested in issues of fairness and responsibility. But what do these notions really mean? And how should they be applied to the social issues of our time?...

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2030 Vision

Future Spending Choices Commission

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Home Truths

Natan Doron, Robert Tinker

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