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Social Policy Association blogs on poverty and benefits policy

 

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Commissioned from experts in the field to celebrate 50 years of the Association’s work, here are a few of particular relevance to benefits policy -

No 26: Personal Independence Payment – a fair deal for people with mental health problems? (by Richard Machin)

No 24: Social insecurity: a new consensus is needed to return security to the system. (by Sarah Batty)

No 15: Universal Credit, means-testing and social security. (by Jane Millar)

No 8: Universal Credit: A benefits system to increase debt. (by Steve Iafrati)

No.3: Why the two-child policy is the worst social security policy ever. (by Jonathan Bradshaw)

     
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Recent new articles from the SPA -

What we can learn from Scotland’s approach to social security by Ruth Patrick (15 October 2018); and

SPA President Baroness Lister’s critique of government welfare policy...

In the article [From Windrush to Universal Credit] she argues that ‘this government is ‘institutionally indifferent’ – to evidence, to criticism by the UN, MPs and inspectors, and most of all, to the suffering of those affected by its ignorant policies.’

Read this article in openDemocracyUK

     
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No 39: Austerity adversely targets children in need by Harriet Churchill (3 December 2018)

No 40: How the social protection system can fail the self-employed by Kevin Caraher and Enrico Reuter (10 December 2018)