Tag: Attitudes to Poverty

The Language of Poverty: Workshop Report

The word ‘poverty’ features heavily in the lexicon of British politics. The Prime Minister has proposed an “all-out assault on poverty,” Labour MPs and peers recently campaigned hard to...

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Minority Report

A landmark in English social thought Twentieth-century Britain saw two great periods of social reform, in the decades 1905- 14 and 1940-50, when intellectual and political leadership came together...

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A Minority View: What Beatrice Webb would say now

Despite efforts over many years, poverty remains a stain on our society. We asked some of Britain’s best‑known commentators to say what should be done to address it. A...

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Beatrice Webb – Her Quest For A Fairer Society

A landmark in English social thought Twentieth-century Britain saw two great periods of social reform, in the decades 1905-14 and 1940-50, when intellectual and political leadership came together to...

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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...

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Beveridge at 70

The Beveridge report was published at the high-watermark of British solidarity. In December 1942, its bold social principles – of universal coverage, full employment, family allowances, benefits in return...

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The Solidarity Society

The 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...

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