• 5 Challenges For Civil Society In The Fourth Industrial Revolution...

    By David Sangokoya - CivilSocietyFutures: Watch any Hollywood science fiction movie, and there comes a point in every storyline where the advanced technologies meant to improve life start to show signs of impending disaster. Typically this is when the skeptical character...

Referendum Spending Is A Murky World

By Darren Hughes - Electoral Reform Society:  Negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union will dominate much of the political agenda this year. But 18 months on from the Brexit referendum, questions are still being asked about whether...

Half Of UK’s Wealth In 2016 Comes From Making The Housing Crisis Worse

By Sara Mahmoud - New Economics Foundation: The rapid growth of land wealth has been driven by financial speculation. Figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that UK wealth grew nearly 10% during 2016. The largest rise on...

Where Was Social Care In The Budget?

By Sarah Bedford - New Economics Foundation: By 2046 almost one in four people will be 65 or older. So it is right that the Government’s industrial strategy, published this week, sets out as one of its four ‘Grand Challenges’ to...

Britain’s Future Economy: A Message From Norwich

By Stephan Baskerville, Principle Director, Unions and Business - New Economics Foundation: In The Rings of Saturn, W. G. Sebald’s account of a long walk he took in Suffolk, he writes: “It’s hard to imagine now… that the white flecks of...

Turning The Tide On Inequality

Inequality is the root cause of many of society’s ills, argues Danny Dorling. A depressing link is emerging between where a country ranks on the league table of economic inequality and its economic, social, and political difficulties. He points to Donald...

Trump and Brexit – From a Tug To A kicking

By Andrew Pendleton - Principle Director, New Economics Foundation:  It’s a year since irony ended and the nightmare began. I still struggle to associate the name Donald J. Trump with the office of US President. I’d prefer to keep pretending...

Proposed House Of Lords Reforms – Peers Writing Their Own Rules

By Electoral Reform Society: We’re at a rare point in politics. There is almost a consensus on the need for change –to cut down the super-sized House of Lords.   At the end of this month, a key Lords committee...

Voters in England and Wales are being let down by their local democracy

By Electoral Reform Society: In England and Wales the electoral system means we often get councils that do not represent what people voted for, and sometime we don’t get to vote at all.   One Party States In 2013 one hundred...

A Question of Failed Government

Why is it that when, time after time, people express their wish to live in a society that is more caring and sharing, it is never reflected in the actions of governments?   Why is it that governments always claim not to have money...