Welcome to the 2022 National Policy Forum (NPF) Annual Report.
This year the NPF has transitioned from eight policy commissions to six, each focusing on cross-cutting challenges and opportunities facing Britain in the coming decade: from securing a green and digital future to guaranteeing better jobs and better work; from keeping communities safe and secure to delivering first-class public services; and from building a future where families come first, in all their wonderful diversity, to strengthening and promoting Britain’s place in the world.
In the last year, the NPF’s six policy commissions have met regularly to speak to expert witnesses and members of the Labour frontbench, and to hear from hundreds of party members, Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) and other organisations with their thoughts on the development of our policy platform ahead of the next General Election.
The outcome of all that hard work is reflected in this Annual Report. Building on last year’s report, it sets out core elements of Labour’s plan to reboot our economy, revitalise our public services and re-energise our communities. And it shows that while the Conservatives can only offer more of the same failure we’ve seen for over a decade, it is Labour who can provide the fresh start that Britain needs.
This report will now be taken to Annual Conference in September 2022, where delegates will have the opportunity to debate and vote on it. Once passed, the Annual Report forms part of Labour’s policy programme and informs the next stage of our policy development work as we look ahead to producing a voter-facing, election-winning General Election manifesto.
As always, none of this would be possible without the energy, commitment and ideas of all our members, affiliates and stakeholders who have engaged with the NPF over the past year. Thank you for all your contributions. They are what will help
deliver the Labour government our country desperately needs: a government with a mission, a sense of real purpose and a plan. A government that would see Britain no longer falling behind but forging ahead.
- A green and digital future
- Better jobs and better work
- Safe and secure communities
- Public services that work from the start
- A future where families come first
- Britain in the world
Consult the complete report (pdf).