Social Justice: Strategies for national renewalPublished Mon 10 Jan 1994
The final report of the Commission sets out the ground work for a national strategy to tackle the problems of economic under-performance, social division and malaise that plague the UK. It has become the classic text in social and welfare policy.
'The scourges of poverty, unemployment and low skills are barriers, not only to opportunities for people, but to the creation of a dynamic and prosperous society. It is simply unacceptable to continue to waste our most precious resource - the extraordinary skills and talents of ordinary people.'
Rt Hon John Smith QC, MP
'John Smith's anger at the state of Britain today led him to establish the Commission on Social Justice. Its report will inform Labour's policy making and provide the basis for a vital national debate about the future of work and welfare. It is essential reading for everyone who wants a new way forward for our country.'
Tony Blair MP
To mark the publication in 2014 of The Condition of Britain: Strategies for social renewal, the intellectual successor to IPPR's landmark Commission on Social Justice, we have made the Commission's final report available for download (5MB) in full.
The report is also available to purchase via Amazon.co.uk.