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How should Labour engage with the Europe debate?

Mark Leonard

For the next 18 months, Europe will dominate the national political conversation. What part Labour will play, however, is still up for grabs. Wary of sharing a platform with David Cameron after the Scottish independence referendum, some in the party see little to be gained from getting involved in the cross-party campaign. And there is…


Why the UK must embrace tax devolution

Tony Travers

Britain has the most centralised tax-setting arrangements of any major democracy. In England, all revenues except council tax are the responsibility of the Exchequer. Until Scotland and Wales are given new tax powers, their governments will still be almost entirely funded by a block grant from the Treasury. There is a fundamental belief at the…

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Tax for our Times: how the left can reinvent taxation

Daisy Srblin

The UK’s tax system isn’t fit for purpose and specialists across the board agree on the need for reform. The Institute for Fiscal Studies’ Mirrlees Review provided a comprehensive evaluation of the tax system, stressing its complexity and arguing that there is an urgent need for the simplification of a tax code that currently numbers…


Birmingham Regional Conference

The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 6AF

NEW ECONOMY - RESPONSIBLE CAPITALISM? Saturday 8th March 2014, 10.00 for 10.30 am - 4.00 pm Tickets £10 (Includes lunch) Keynote speaker: Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) Other...


What should the Chancellor do in this year’s Autumn Statement?

Association of British Insurers, 51 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HQ

The Fabian Society and Reform are delighted to invite you to a debate in the run up to this year’s Autumn Statement: "What should the Chancellor do in this year's Autumn Statement?" 2 December 2013, 12.30 to 14.00...

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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...

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Eastern Regional Conference: Responsible Capitalism

Westgate Church, Westgate, Peterborough

Our Eastern Regional Conference will be hosted by the Peterborough Fabians on 18th May and will be entitled 'Responsible Capitalism'. Come and join the Fabians at our latest regional conference at which we'll be discussing what Ed...


Good Financial Services for Young People.

The Young Fabians Future of Finance Network is hosting a series to explore "Good Financial Services for Young People." The objective of these round tables is to explore whether financial services are meeting the needs of young people, identify...

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Anatomy: Banking Reforms

With the impending reforms to the Banking sector, the Young Fabians Future of Finance Network invites you to join our analysis of the banking reforms whitepaper with Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury,  Rachel Reeves MP. Tuesday, 4th September 2012...

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Scrub Up: Banking reforms

Drink, Shop and Do, 9 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX

The Young Fabian Future of Finance Network is hosting an round table discussion on Banking Reform. 7:00pm, Thursday 16th August 2012, from 19:00. Drink, Shop and Do, 9 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX This event will provide direction and...