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Introducing Universal Credit

Paul Spicker

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In Chapter One, author Paul Spicker interrogates the government's introduction of Universal Credit, a controversial scheme designed to unify various means-tested benefits for people of working age. ... More


Supporting people? Universal Credit, conditionality and the recalibration of vulnerability

Helen Stinson

in Dealing with Welfare Conditionality: Implementation and Effects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447341826
eISBN:
9781447341864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341826.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter considers how Universal Credit (UC) has been shaped by the rise in political and public expectations that benefit claimants should be held personally responsible for, and expected to ... More


Why Do Some Reform Proposals Succeed, and Some Fail?

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Family Allowance and Child Benefit were implemented, but other proposals have not been. Failed attempts at reform include genuine tax credits proposals during the early 1970s, Juliet Rhys Williams’ ... More


Welfare to work after the recession: from the New Deals to the Work Programme

Finn Dan

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the welfare to work policies of the Coalition government, noting both continuities and changes with those of New Labour. It observes that while the principles of activation ... More


How did we get to where we are now?1

Malcolm Torry

in Why we need a Citizen's Basic Income

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447343158
eISBN:
9781447343202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343158.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the past and current state of the debate on the Citizen's Basic Income. It begins with the Poor Law of 1601 to the era of means-tested benefits. In particular, it cites William ... More


Social security policy and low wages in austere times

Chris Grover

in Social policy review 27: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2015

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447322771
eISBN:
9781447322795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322771.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In-work poverty has been a problem in the UK for many years. Since wage supplements were condemned in the 19th century, various approaches have been taken to deal with the seemingly intractable ... More


Editor’s introduction

Peter Dwyer

in Dealing with Welfare Conditionality: Implementation and Effects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447341826
eISBN:
9781447341864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341826.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This edited collection considers how conditional welfare policies and services are implemented and experienced by a diverse range of welfare service users across a range of UK policy domains ... More


A new welfare settlement? The Coalition government and welfare-to-work

Alan Deacon and Ruth Patrick

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter tries to address three questions: First, what are the central features of the welfare-to-work programmes that were developed by New Labour and will now be expanded and intensified by the ... More


Dealing with Welfare Conditionality: Implementation and Effects

Peter Dwyer (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447341826
eISBN:
9781447341864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341826.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This edited collection considers how conditional welfare policies and services are implemented and experienced by a diverse range of welfare service users across a range of UK policy domains ... More


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