20th March 2015

Fair benefits

In a recent article in Renewal, Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Martin McIvor, an advisor to Rachel Reeves, reflect on the legacy of Read More

20th March 2015

Benefits sanctions

Our last edition contained an editorial on benefits sanctions. We are pleased to see that the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a new report that reveals the depth of the Read More

20th March 2015

The necessity and the feasibility of a Citizen’s Income

In the context of a discussion of the Labour Party’s intention to increase the National Minimum Wage if it wins the next General Election, the General Secretary of the Fabian Read More

20th March 2015


During a speech in September 2012, Ed Miliband suggested that to tackle poverty the UK needs better ‘predistribution’, [1] and not just ‘redistribution’: that is, we need people’s pretax incomes Read More

1st November 2014

Pension pot freedom requires a Citizen’s Income

Until recently, when someone who had been saving in a pension scheme reached retirement age, their pension pot – the fund built up through their own and maybe their employer’s Read More

26th October 2014

In place of pensions – why there is no alternative to a Citizen’s Income, for pensioners and working adults alike

The global financial crisis (GFC) has now been on-going for 6 years. All the promises made by politicians in 2008 that they would soon be able to restore the system Read More