Communities in control

Think tank: Fabian Society

Author(s): Vanesha Singh (ed)

August 8, 2022

This report from UK think tank the Fabian Society looks at pushing power down to spread prosperity out.

Our new report explores how giving power and funding to neighbourhoods can help solve some of our biggest challenges. It seeks to flesh out Keir Starmer’s vision of a society that ensures “local people are in charge of the resources – and the opportunities – to improve their own communities.” Because by pushing power down, you spread prosperity out. It features ideas from parliamentarians, community power advocates and policy experts including Liam Byrne MP, Miatta Fahnbulleh, Diana Johnson MP, Kim Leadbeater MP, Lisa Nandy MP, Taiwo Owatemi MP and more, on themes such as creating good jobs for all, reaching net zero, rebuilding our social fabric, and tackling pervasive inequalities between places.