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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

The Condition of Britain: Strategies for social renewal

The Condition of Britain: Strategies for social renewal sets out a comprehensive new agenda for reforming the state and social policy to enable people in Britain to work together to build a stronger society in tough times.

This landmark report argues for a new approach to politics and public action driven by the goals of spreading power, fostering contribution and strengthening shared institutions. Covering a wide range of policy issues, it makes proposals for reshaping the systems of support for families, young people, older people and those facing deep exclusion from society, while also setting out reforms to social security, employment support and housing policy. The agenda laid out here is ambitious and optimistic, rooted in today's challenges while learning the lessons of the past.

"...too much power continues to be hoarded by politicians and civil servants at the centre of government, and too little is in the hands of the people and places that could do the most with it."

"An impressive, radical blueprint"
The Independent


"A landmark study"
Sunday Times

"Not so much a think-tank study as a Magna Carta for social democracy in the 21st century"
Daily Telegraph