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:
FAIR REWARDS: Everyone is rewarded in proportion to their effort and talents
FAIR OPPORTUNITIES: Everyone has the same substantive opportunities to realise their potential
FAIR EXCHANGE: Everyone contributes to society as far as they can, and is supported by society when they need it
FAIR ESSENTIALS: Everyone has their basic needs met so that no one lives in poverty
FAIR TREATMENT: 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.
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 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.