What is CLASS?
The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) is leading left think tank working to ensure policy is on the side of everyday people. Originating in the trade union movement, CLASS has an authentic connection to working people and a unique insight into the challenges society faces.
We combine grassroots voices with intellectually compelling analysis to show an alternative way forward.
What does CLASS do?
CLASS has been shaping and championing left analysis and policy debates since its creation. Our publications, events and training cover issues such as employment, the financial system, the macro economy, public services and housing.
We recognise that these issues are intrinsically linked to inequalities in income, wealth, race, class and gender, and that a fairer society requires structural change.
CLASS organises seminars and events across the country to encourage discussion on new policy ideas.
Who is involved?
CLASS is led by Dr Faiza Shaheen. Our Management Committee and Advisory Panel is made up of expert advisers.
How are we funded?
You can download our Annual Reports below:
- Annual Report - Year End March 2019
- Annual Report - Year End March 2018
- Annual Report - Year End March 2017
- Annual Report - Year End March 2016
- Annual Report - Year End March 2015
- Annual Report - Year End March 2014
- Annual Report - Year End March 2013
CLASS are committed to the principle of funding transparency. Below we list our total income for the last reported year as well as all sources of income over £1000. CLASS is funded by a range of donations from our trade union supporters.
2018 - 2019
Total income: £211,408
Donations over £1,000:
Unite the Union
Trust for London (via the Runnymede Trust)
Patrick Allen (PEF)