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2020 NPF Consultation 

Over the summer of 2020 the National Policy Forum (NPF) ran a consultation engaging all parts of our Party in a discussion on how to re-shape our policy platform. 

Each of the eight NPF policy commissions published a policy document as part of the consultation, all relating to how we can re-build our country once the pandemic has passed. 

Read the documents below:

 The education system after coronavirus

 Economic recovery and renewal after coronavirus 

 Protecting the natural environment after coronavirus 

 The Health and Social Care system after coronavirus

 Coronavirus and the future of local government

 Championing internationalism in the post-coronavirus world 

 Devolution and the Constitution after coronavirus

 The future of social security after coronavirus

As part of the consultation we ran a programme of eight online policy roundtables, one per topic. We were overwhelmed by the response from Labour members to these events, with over 10,000 expressing an interest in attending. We were delighted that at least one member of the Shadow Cabinet attended each event to hear directly from members about their policy priorities post-coronavirus. 

The consultation closed in July 2020 and we received a record number of submissions. Thank you to all members, stakeholders and affiliates who engaged in the consultation and took the time to share your insights. 

2020 Interim Reports 

The findings of this consultation, and the work of the NPF throughout 2020, were then written up into eight interim reports, one per policy commission. These were published in lieu of the usual NPF Annual Report which, due to the pandemic, could not be taken to Annual Conference and debated on Conference floor as per the normal process. 

Read the interim reports here:

 Early Years, Education and Skills

 Economy, Business and Trade

 Environment, Energy and Culture

 Health and Social Care

 Housing, Local Government and Transport


 Justice and Home Affairs

 Work, Pensions and Equality

Each report laid out a set of grounding principles to shape our policy platform, and we asked members, supporters and affiliates to send in their views on these principles. The deadline for submissions to these reports has now passed, and we would like to thank all who took the time to submit their response. 

What happens next in the policy making process?

Don't worry if you missed out on engaging with the process through 2020 - we want to hear your views on our *new* consultation launched in May 2021. Find out more about the 2021 NPF Consultation and how you can get involved here.

The findings of the 2021 consultation, alongside the updated interim reports, will inform a fuller report to be taken to Annual Conference in September 2021. If passed by delegates, this will form the Party's policy platform. 

You can learn more about Labour's policy making process here and via our Resource Hub here.

Thank you to all who engaged with the work of the NPF in 2020; we look forward to working with you to continue to build our policy platform and ensure a fairer Britain for all.

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