A fair start for all
This paper, co-authored with the New Economics Foundation explores what a universal basic services approach to early childhood education and care would look like. The framework developed provides a basis to reimagine the design and delivery of ECEC provision as a universal public service that can better meet the needs of children, parents and staff, while making a positive contribution to the economy, society, and environment in which it sits.
New Economics Foundation
Tom Pollard, Anna Coote, Harry Ewart-Biggs, Tom Stephens & Jeevun Sandher
Rebuilding the UK's Social Contract
Anna Coote writes for IPPR's Progressive Review. In her contribution she details the need for a commitment to providing everyone in society with life’s essentials. She argues that progressives can cohere around the concept of a ‘social guarantee’ as a framework for expanding the social contract.
A Social Guarantee to Meet Everyone’s Needs
within Environmental Limits
The Social Guarantee offers a principled framework to address three interlinked crises that are all rooted in a failed economic system: soaring living costs, widening inequalities and the climate emergency.
1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Towards a Fair Consumption Space for All
In a world with a fast-shrinking global carbon budget, coupled with vast inequalities, how do we allocate the remaining carbon allowance fairly?
Hot or Cool Institute
Lewis Akenji, Magnus Bengtsson, Viivi Toivio, Michael Lettenmeier, Tina Fawcett, Yael Parag, Yamina Saheb, Anna Coote, Joachim H. Spangenberg, Stuart Capstick, Tim Gore, Luca Coscieme, Mathis Wackernagel, Dario Kenner
Our new series, the Social Guarantee Discussion Papers will explore different concepts within the Social Guarantee in detail. Our aim is to stimulate discussion and debate around the aims and principles of a system designed around meeting people's needs.
Social Guarantee Discussion Papers
How do we pay for it?
Research Fellow Isaac Stanley looks first at claims that the UK is too broke to pay for more and better public services, and summarises briefly how costs have been estimated so far. He then sets out possible sources of funding, as identified by a range of experts.
We frequently write reports and publications for like minded organisations and partners such as the New Economics Foundation, Heinrich Boll Foundation and The Foundational Economy Collective.