Fairness Foundation
Fairness Foundation

Fairness Foundation

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Inspiring a fairer society

THE FAIR NECESSITIES

To build a fairer society, we need a definition of fairness that most people can get behind.

We believe that fairness is about delivering equal life chances for children and a fair deal for adults. We have developed five 'fair necessities' that we think form the foundations of a fair society:

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Everyone is rewarded in proportion to their effort and talents

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Everyone has the same substantive opportunities to realise their potential

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Everyone contributes to society as far as they can, and is supported by society when they need it

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Everyone has their basic needs met so that no one lives in poverty

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Everyone is treated equally in terms of due process, respect, social status, political influence and public services

OUR FOCUS ISSUES

We work across a wide range of social and economic issues in support of our objectives.

We recognise that achieving a fairer society requires action to tackle a complex set of interdependent problems. Click on an issue below to read our summary of what fairness looks like.

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WHO WE ARE

The Fairness Foundation is a new project that works to change the debate around fairness in order to build a fairer society.

We are a registered charity (number 1044174) and are non-party-political. Our geographic focus is on England, although on some issues we look across the United Kingdom.

OUR OBJECTIVES

Our vision is a fairer society in which everyone has the same chance to live their best and fullest life.

Our mission is to change the terms of the public debate about fairness, to promote the benefits of a fair society, and to inspire citizens, the media and decision-makers to create a fairer society.

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