We invited you to imagine the world to come...now let’s work together to make it happen

What will life look like after Covid?
We asked and over 55,000 people across the UK responded.
They told us they wanted a fairer, kinder, greener, more connected Britain

Supported by a group of MPs and peers from across the political spectrum, Reset set out to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of us to listen, reflect, plan and act – together – to bring about real and lasting change. We asked the public what they wanted life after Covid to look like, and created space for them to reflect and imagine together. We found:

The public are way ahead of the Government on the scale of change they want, with ambitious ideas about the future of work, public services, community, nature and local life.

They want a fairer society and want to see bold government action on wages, work and housing to make that happen.

There is widespread public support for the government to take steps to completely reshape everyday life in Britain, with more flexible working, a shorter working week and more vibrant neighbourhoods so people can play a meaningful role in their communities and act for the common good.

Some of the most popular changes, including more green spaces, liveable streets, less traffic, more flexible working patterns and food grown closer to home, would also make a significant contribution to meeting the UK’s climate change targets.

What we did

The All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal’s ‘Reset’ inquiry heard from over 55,000 people, including two nationally representative polls of 2,000 people; in-depth workshops with 108 people; evidence from 17 experts; in depth interviews with people who are digitally excluded; and written evidence from over 30 organisations from the NFU to Nesta.

What happens next

rNow we’ve heard what people want, we’re using the evidence submitted to us and from the expert witnesses we heard from in person to draw up a package of policy measures that would deliver the kind of Britain people have told us they want, which we’ll present to our fellow parliamentarians and to the Government in October.

Watch this space...

About Reset

Reset is an initiative of the cross party All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal, bringing people and politicians together to shape the future.

Through surveys, workshops, discussion groups, special parliamentary evidence sessions and other online events, we’re hoping to hear as many different voices as possible. And then we want to put those voices to work in the pursuit of a better way.

The All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal

Caroline Lucas

was elected Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion in 2010. She is the co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal.

Clive Lewis

was elected the Labour MP for Norwich South in May 2015. He is the co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal.

Deborah Abrahams

was elected as the Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth in 2011. She is a vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal.

Liz Saville Roberts

has been the MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd since 2017. She is the House of Commons spokesperson for Plaid Cymru. She is a vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal.

Baroness Mcintosh

was made a Conservative Life Peer in 2015. Before joining the Lords, she sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1997.

Wera Hobhouse

was elected as the MP for Bath in 2017. She is the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Alan Brown

has been the Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun since 2015. He is the SNP Westminster spokesperson on Transports, Infrastructure and Energy.

Nadia Whittome

was elected as the Labour MP for Nottingham East in 2019. Elected at the age of 23, she became the youngest MP.

Baroness Bennett

as made a peer in 2019. She was the leader of the Green Party from 2012 to 2016.

Baroness Jones

was made a Green Party peer in 2013. She was a London Assembly member from 2000 to 2016.

Lloyd Russel-Moyle

was elected Labour Co-operative MP for Brighton Kemptown in 2017. He is the Shadow Minister for Natural Environment and Air Quality.

Feryal Clark

was elected MP for Enfield North in 2019.

Sam Tarry

was elected MP for Ilford South in 2019.

James Murray

was elected Labour Co-operative MP for Ealing North in 2019.

Alex Sobel

was elected the Labour Co-operative MP for Leeds North in 2017. He is the Shadow Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.

Wes Streeting

was elected Labour MP for Ilford North in 2015.

Rachel Maskell

was elected Labour MP for York Central in 2015. She is the Shadow Minister for Charities.

Baroness Lister

has been a Labour Peer since 2011. She is currently Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University.

Beth Winter

was elected Labour MP for Cynon Valley in 2019.

Claire Hanna

Claire Hanna was elected the Social Democratic and Labour Party MP for Belfast South in 2019. She is a vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal.

Lord John Randall

was the Conservative MP for Uxbridge from 1997 to 2010, and for Uxbridge and South Ruislip until 2015 when he was awarded a life peerage. Is a vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal.

Stephen Farry

Stephen Farry was elected the Alliance MP for North Down in 2019. He is the Treasurer of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal.

The Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group is provided by the Green New Deal Group of economists, politicians, environmentalists and energy experts who employ a single staff member, Ruth Potts.

The Advisory Group for the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal

Professor Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre; Fernanda Balata, New Economics Foundation; Adrienne Buller, Common Wealth; Mel Evans, Senior Climate Campaigner, Greenpeace UK; Tony Greenham, South West Mutual; Professor Andy Gouldson, University of Leeds, Place Based Climate Action Network; Colin Hines, Convenor, Green New Deal Group; Fatima Ibrahim, Green New Deal UK; Professor Richard Murphy, Corporate Accountability Network; Ann Pettifor, Prime Economics; Asad Rehman, War on Want; Professor Nick Robins, LSE/Grantham Institute; Andrew Simms, Rapid Transition Alliance; Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations; and, Professor Rebecca Willis, Lancaster University.

The Reset team

Reset has been made possible by a group of people and organisations, many of whom have given their time for free:

Shazia Ali

is a senior qualitative researcher who specialises in ensuring everyone is heard and has a voice.

Nadya Powell

Nadya Powell is a co-founder at Utopia

Ruth Potts

is a researcher for the Green New Deal Group

Priya Minha

is a Research Manager at the Insight Agency

Ian Fooks

is the Experience Director at

Pete Lewis

is the Design Director at

David Flindall

is the Technical Director at

Simon Wellings

is the Creative Director at

Will Oshiro de Groot

is a cultural insights practitioner and founder at

Dr. Leili Sreberny-Mohammadi

is a Digital Ethnographer

Steven Lacey

is the founder of

Fern Miller

is a Strategy Consultant

Tanya Squires

Tanya Squires helps independent researchers with project management and administration, making their work possible.

Martin Preston

Martin Preston is a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol, specialising in the implementation of education policy for refugee populations.

Annayah Prosser

Annayah Prosser is a PhD researcher at the University of Bath, specialising in the social and moral psychology of transformative change.

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