Budget 2014: LIVE BLOG

Robert Tinker

13.47: The Budget announcement has wound down now so too is the blog. Thanks 13.45: Michael Gove (who made remarks about the number of Old Etonians in the Government in an interview with the FT over the weekend) has been banished to the naughty step out of sight of the TV cameras, Miliband says 13.44:…


Rebalancing vs cost of living: a false choice

Robert Tinker

As the parliament has worn on the language of ‘rebalancing’ has faded from the Chancellor’s speeches. The reasons are easy to see. Rapid improvements in GDP last year have focused minds on who is benefiting from growth, not just how to generate it. The chancellor’s Budget tomorrow looks set to reflect this shift. Potential announcements…


Measure for measure

Andrew Harrop

The global financial crisis of 2008 did not just reveal the structural defects in our economy. It also laid bare the total inadequacy of how government measured success. Even as bankers at some of the world’s leading financial institutions were clearing their desks, our main headline indicators provided almost no warning signals of the catastrophic…


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...


New Year Conference 2012

Institute of Education, London

Date: Saturday 14th January 2012 Venue: Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL. Price: £30/£15 (concessions) Over 1,000 people attended our New Year Conference 2012 to discuss how Labour can make the case for the Economic Alternative....