‘Creating a better informed debate’

The Webb Memorial Trust has pursued the intellectual legacy of Beatrice Webb, who, together with her husband Sydney, embarked on a vigorous programme of social reform.

Since 1987 The Webb Memorial Trust has funded a range of projects in the UK, helping to create a better informed debate about poverty, its causes and solutions.


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Full list of publications  produced and commissioned by the Webb Memorial Trust

SolidaritySocietycoverThe Solidarity Society sets out a strategy for tackling poverty in Britainover the coming decades. It is the final report of a major Fabian Society research project, supported by the Webb Memorial Trust.The project marked the centenary of the Minority Report to the Royal Commission on the Poor Law.

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Thought leader, economist and social reformer


Beatrice Webb  co-founded the London School of Economics, the New Statesman and was a central figure in the Fabian Society.

Learn more about the work of Beatrice Webb, one of Britain’s great diarists and architects of the welfare state.

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