Online Archives

Our full online archives are currently available at: http://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/webb

Publications and Reports

A Minority View

What Beatrice Webb would say now

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Beatrice Webb - Her Quest For A Fairer Society

A hundred years of the Minority Report

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Beatrice Webb A Fitting Legacy

This paper examines the goals of the trust, reviews recent work to meet the goals, and sets out the nature of the legacy to be left behind when the Trust closes its doors.

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Beveridge at 70

The Beveridge report was published at the high-watermark of British solidarity.

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Civil Society and Poverty

Edge Hill University report commissioned by the APPG Poverty and Webb Memorial Trust examining the role of civil society in tackling poverty in the UK

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Fabian Society: In The Mix

Narrowing the gap between public and private housing.

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From The Poor Law To Welfare To Work

What have we learned from a century of anti-poverty policies?

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From Workhouse to Welfare

From the Workhouse to Welfare: What Beatrice Webb’s 1909 Minority Report can teach us today is a collection of essays commissioned by the Fabian Society to commemorate this moment and draw out the lessons for today.

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January Manifesto - 2013

Building on the January Declaration 2012

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New Statesman Povety Supplement: Busting the Poverty Myths

There is widespread misunderstanding of the problem of poverty, which makes it harder to address.
To improve our understanding, we have asked writers from academia, charities and think tanks to identify prominent “myths of poverty” and to examine them through an empirical lens.

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Poverty Index By Anil Prashar

If Beatrice Webb were alive today and wanted to compile an index of poverty in the UK, what factors would be included, how would they be measured, and how would each factor be weighted?” Also how would you use such an index to promote the issue of poverty in the public and political consciousness?

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Poverty Index Essay By Celia Goodburn

“If Beatrice Webb was alive today and wanted to develop an index of poverty in the UK what factors would be included, how would they be measured, and how would they be weighted? Also how would you use such an index to promote the issue of poverty in the public and political consciousness?”

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Tackling poverty and inequality

The problem of social policy is not a new one. Indeed, it is education on this very subject that the Webb Memorial Trust has provided since 1944. But its early trustees also had another aim – to provide a memorial to the socialist pioneer, Beatrice Webb.

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The High Cost Of High Pay

High Pay Centre analysis shows hidden cost of big pay differentials within organisations.

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