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Report advocates shorter working hours for improved well-being

19 Sep 2019

A new report, How to achieve shorter working hours, commissioned by the Labour Party and written by Lord Skidelsky, was published last week. It argues that ‘a reduction in...

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CLES on climate emergency: ‘the time for action is now’

17 Sep 2019

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) have published ‘CLES on… climate emergency’, the third piece in their new series of provocations. It argues that while movements such as...

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Living Hand to Mouth gives a voice to children experiencing food poverty

13 Sep 2019

A new book, Living Hand to Mouth, ‘details the lives of children whose parents can’t afford to put regular meals on the table’. Using the first-hand accounts of 51...

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We need to transform our institutions to deliver a Green New Deal

12 Sep 2019

Common Wealth have published another report in their Green New Deal series, this time looking at political movements and institutions. Written by Miatta Fahnbulleh of the New Economics Foundation,...

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CLES on a new paradigm for regeneration

10 Sep 2019

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) have published the second provocation in their new series, ‘CLES on… regeneration’, arguing regeneration needs recalibration ‘in order to root the development... Read More

Publicly owned energy for a Green New Deal

05 Sep 2019

Common Wealth have recently published the report Why We Need Publicly Owned Energy for a Green New Deal. Written by Cat Hobbs, founder and director of We Own It,... Read More

CLES on achieving genuine progressive devolution

04 Sep 2019

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) have launched a new series of provocations, ‘CLES on…’, drawing on their thirty years’ experience of ‘working to develop stronger local economics... Read More

Children’s well-being lowest in eight years, report finds

30 Aug 2019

The Children’s Society annual report, The Good Childhood Report, published this week, has found a significant decrease in children’s overall happiness.  The report, now in its eighth year, is part... Read More

JRF on becoming a ‘social change organisation’

31 Jul 2019

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) last week published a blog titled ‘Creating a social change organisation from a leading foundation’ sharing their ‘story so far’ of the ‘process of organisational... Read More

How CLES and Preston City Council ‘built community wealth in Preston’

24 Jul 2019

A new publication from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) ‘tells the story of community wealth building (CWB) in Preston’, reflecting on eight years of collaboration. CLES set... Read More

Common Wealth launch a road map for Green New Deal

11 Jul 2019

The think-tank Common Wealth this week launched their Green New Deal project, a series of reports to be published over the coming months that will serve as a ‘comprehensive... Read More

Report sets out how to deliver inclusive growth for Scotland

08 Jul 2019

A new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) sets out how productivity could deliver inclusive growth for Scotland. In 2015, the Scottish government launched a new... Read More

New think-tank dedicated to democratising ownership in face of climate crisis

27 Jun 2019

A new think-tank, Common Wealth, ‘dedicated to democratising ownership’, seeks to ‘rapidly and justly transform our economy in the face of climate breakdown’. The organisation sets out its ‘simple... Read More

New book explores wellbeing in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

20 Jun 2019

Wellbeing and Devolution: Reframing the Role of Governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, by Jennifer Wallace, Head of Policy at Carnegie UK, looks at ‘why each of the... Read More

CPAG calls for changes to Universal Credit to reduce child poverty

13 Jun 2019

A new report, Universal credit: what needs to change to reduce child poverty and make it fit for families?, from Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), calls for changes to... Read More

‘Time to Build an Inclusive Economy’ in Northern Ireland

12 Jun 2019

A new charter, Time to Build an Inclusive Local Economy ‘sets out key steps to harness the power of communities to create resilient local economies’. Developed by Development Trusts... Read More

Land for the Many report seeks to change the way UK land is used

06 Jun 2019

This week saw the publication of a new independent report, Land for the Many: Changing the way our fundamental asset is used. Written by George Monbiot and six others... Read More

A reduced working week needed to fight climate crisis

29 May 2019

A new paper from Autonomy UK, The Ecological Limits of Work: on carbon emissions, carbon budgets and working time, written by Philipp Frey, explores working hours and productivity in... Read More

IFS and Nuffield Foundation launch landmark review of UK inequality

24 May 2019

The IFS and Nuffield Foundation have launched a landmark review of inequalities in the UK. The review will be chaired by Sir Angus Deaton, who wants to highlight the... Read More

CLES reports on New Municipalism in London

09 May 2019

CLES last month released a new publication, New Municipalism in London, which highlights ‘the actions of three London Boroughs who are seeking to challenge traditional local economic development and... Read More

A Green New Deal is what post-Brexit Britain needs

11 Apr 2019

Following their meeting on Good Green Jobs For All on 1 April, which Rethinking Poverty reported on, the New Economics Foundation last week launched their new pamphlet on why... Read More

Compass sets out how we can achieve Basic Income for all

27 Mar 2019

Compass, with support from Friends Provident Foundation, have published a new report, Basic Income for All: From Desirability to Feasibility. Authored by Stewart Lansley and Howard Reed, it presents... Read More

Compass release new report on 45 Degree Change

21 Mar 2019

Compass has released a report, 45º Change: Transforming Society from Below and Above, authored by Neal Lawson and supported by Rethinking Poverty. It explains the theory of 45 Degree... Read More

Tyne & Wear Citizens hold first North of Tyne Mayoral Assembly

15 Mar 2019

On 2 May citizens across Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside will elect a North of Tyne mayor. The creation of the North of Tyne Authority and the election of... Read More

RSA Inclusive Growth Commission sets out vision for a new economy

13 Mar 2019

On 6 March, the RSA Inclusive Growth Commission published their new report Inclusive growth in action: Snapshots of a new economy. In the face of a British economy that... Read More

‘Bedrooms of London’ exhibition exposes child poverty in London

22 Feb 2019

The Foundling Museum presents a new exhibition, Bedrooms of London, documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children. The project is the outcome of two years’ engagement with families by the... Read More

First phase of Kirklees wealth building complete

29 Nov 2018

Last week, we launched our series on ’45 Degree Change’ – the meeting point between the vertical state and horizontal emerging local initiatives. The work of local wealth building... Read More

StepChange’s report exposes insecurity of private rented housing sector

14 Nov 2018

In Barry Knight’s book Rethinking Poverty, the second principle of a good society is: ‘so we are secure and free to choose how to live our lives’. The idea of... Read More

New report: planning system is failing the most deprived areas

12 Oct 2018

Good quality housing is a key element of a good society. As Jonathan Lewis from the Nationwide Foundation writes, many people are ‘unable to find anywhere suitable to live... Read More