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.
Rethinking Poverty, the final publication from the Webb Memorial Trust, argues that to address poverty in the UK we need a new approach. This involves making the case for the society we want, not just describing the one we already have.
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.