Rethinking Poverty | Eradicating poverty and creating a good society

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


By Jessica Tunks

10 September, 2020

This piece was a Senior Winner of the Orwell Youth Prize 2020.   I live Walthamstow, an area that has often been associated with violent crime, and was once even described as ‘WARTHAMSTOW’ in an article in The Sun....

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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

Thinking the unthinkable: the end of growth

By Caroline Hartnell

27 May, 2020

Monday 11 May saw the launch of a new report from Positive Money called The Tragedy of Growth. That same day a webinar brought an audience of almost 900 people around the world with speakers including Green MP Caroline...


By Barry Knight

7 April, 2020

Coronavirus has changed our world forever. Plans made a few weeks ago seem outdated at best or undoable at worst. The speed of this has been remarkable. In a recent article, former UK prime minister Gordon Brown quotes Lenin:...

#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...


Event reports and upcoming events on poverty


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