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Rethinking Poverty is a hub for discussions on eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Here you will find blogs from us and other poverty writers, and information on key initiatives and events on UK poverty. Our aim is to create the narrative on a good society and to help connect key people and promising approaches.

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Putting place at the heart of a green recovery

By Eleanor Radcliffe

3 December, 2020

With fresh discussion this week about the importance of a green recovery, it is increasingly clear that post-Covid rebuilding must have a just transition away from a carbon-based economy at its core. The government have promised £350 million to fuel a...

Talking Points: November 2020  

By Rethinking Poverty

2 December, 2020

A recent article by Gordon Brown in the New Statesman bore the title ‘How to save the United Kingdom’ – and he is not alone in painting a bleak picture of the UK today. This month’s Talking Points reports...

The five clear principles of community wealth-building

By The Alternative UK

26 November, 2020

As we noted in our Editorial last week, the Biden presidency (assuming it kicks off eventually by Jan 30th) may have a worrying tendency to top-down policy direction. Which would be a shame, because the forces towards bottom-up community...

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Climate crisis

How do we deliver a just transition?

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New economic models

New thinking about how to make the economy work for everyone

Big reset needed for a resilient society

By Barry Knight

21 October, 2020

My favourite history book, The Sleepwalkers, tells the story of how the great powers drifted into the First World War without reason or regard to consequences. This is a common pattern, repeated many times since. For example, by blindly...

Why invest in a caring economy now?

By Caroline Hartnell

28 October, 2020

‘Building a caring economy’ was the topic of a New Economics Foundation (NEF) briefing, hosted jointly with the Women’s Budget Group, on Thursday 8 October, to mark the publication of the Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy’s final report. What is...

#BuildBackBetter coalition launched

By Gemma Lawrence

The #BuildBackBetter campaign, a coalition of 350 organisations from business, trade unions and civil society, was launched on 29 June. On its website it is described as ‘a platform for everyone who wants us to come out of this...

CLES counter the ‘dangerous’ community paradigm

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) have published a new policy provocation, An economy for all: the role of community power, which questions the calls ‘for communities to be front and centre in the delivery of more local...

Events

Event reports and upcoming events on poverty