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How would a Good Society look and feel? And how do we move towards it? Read our blog, comment, share and get involved in the debate.

  • Compass member Geoff Naylor asks how do we measure prosperity today? The great misfortune of present day life is that we have forgotten the purpose of work and become confused by the pseudo-science of economics. Work should lead us to prosperity by following the simple rule of only doing what...

  • Howard Reed and Stewart Lansley discuss the growing demands for a UBI and how it could be introduced in the UK. You can read and download  the full piece here or see below for an excerpt. Please let us know what you think by leaving your comments, or alternatively if you are interested in...

  • Dear Greens...

    Friday, 20 May 2016

    In the first of a series of letters to progressive parties, chair of Compass Neal Lawson writes for openDemocracy... Dear Greens, This is the first of a series ‘letters’ to the main progressive political parties in the UK. No one asked me to write and I guess only those that want to...

  • Compass' own Neal Lawson writes an extended publication that asks; can we have social democracy without social democracy? You can read the full piece here or see below for an excerpt. Please let us know what you think by leaving your comments, or alternatively if you are interested in writing...

  • The Centre for Welfare Reform and its allies have, for some time, been concerned with the state of social care in the UK. This is not just a matter of the severe cuts that have fallen on local government services. Even more fundamentally our society is failing to value and respect the positive...

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Taking action where you are to make a Good Society a reality

  • Trident: Time to move on

    Monday, 13 April 2015

    TRIDENT: TIME TO MOVE ON

    Trident: Time To Move On - building a groundswell to stop the renewal of the UK's Trident missile system, scheduled for 2016. Read and sign the petition here.

    Click here to read our launch letter in the Guardian and here for an article by Daniel Boffey in the Observer...

  • You are invited to an event organised by Compass-in-Newham and Newham Fabians: the EU - in or out, with Brendan Chilton, Secretary of Labour Leave, and Robert Evans, former MEP. Each speaker is invited to talk for 15-20 minutes, leaving the rest of the evening free for questions and...

  • Compass are delighted to announce the launch of a huge piece of work on why we need a Universal Basic Income and how it could be introduced. Come and join the authors Howard Reed and Stewart Lansley, with Ursula Huws and Labour MP Jonnie Reynold to discuss the growing demands for a UBI and...

  • Designing Democracy for the 21st Century Saturday 4th June 2016, 10am-12pm. (Coffee and Croissants from 9.30am) Unitarian Church Hall, Meadrow, Godalming (park in Meadrow car park opposite the hall, postcode - GU7 3HY) All are welcome to join in the discussion! Neal is Chair of...

  • The EU referendum is almost upon us. So: EU in or out? If you're turned off by the talk and fed up with all the figures, join Unlock Democracy and Talk Shop on Sunday 22 May. Come and meet with others trying to make up their minds, ask questions, find out answers and talk through the...

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