Down the steps of Finland’s famous Bengtskaer lighthouse.
This problem masks a greater threat to the welfare state than it first appears.
On the march, May 2017.
Labour's pro-NHS, anti-cuts message appealed to both Leavers and Remainers.
Oh, the regret.
One policy above all others will haunt the Tory election campaign to the bitter end.
Should government perform any tasks listed in the Yellow Pages?
Governments have come to realise that no one sector acting alone has the capacity or capability to solve complex social policy problems.
“I just don’t get what the big deal is.”
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Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
Reforms to the benefits system have faced severe delays and left people struggling.
Fewer than half a million people are currently receiving the new, simplified benefit according to newly released data.
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Pencil by default: the digital skills demanded by the welfare system may baffle Daniel Blake, but he is resourceful, creative and willing to work.
Individual cases that seem on the outside to be morally problematic are difficult to assess, and shouldn't also be held up as the norm.
“Your call is important to us. Thank you for waiting.”
New report shows millions in the UK are denied essential financial services because of disability, disease and age.
On welfare reform, it's a question of listen and learn.
A basic income may distribute the peanuts a little more fairly.
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Providing citizens with a basic income has shown signs of success in lifting people out of poverty, but more importantly the idea is transforming the way we think about inequality.
What kind of personalities does the welfare state create?
The welfare state increases the number of children born at risk of developing personality profiles that make them less likely to get a job.
As welfare cuts bite, a growing number of schools are feeding and clothing and pupils.
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Victorian schools were alien territory for children, and after World War II many schools were crumbling and unsafe.
The signs may get bigger still.
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The Conservatives are planning to cut £12bn from the welfare budget. It could be a bad political move.
Fare thee well.
Welfare policy was a political hot potato in the referendum campaign, and it's a big weapon for the SNP in 2015 too.
Dee and Deirdre featured on Channel 4’s Benefits Street.
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George Osborne’s recent announcement that households would receive personalised “annual tax statements” allowing them to track how their taxes are spent has been heavily criticised as manipulative and…
Bills, bills, bills.
The largest study of poverty ever conducted in the UK has laid out the dire state of British deprivation – and seriously…
While Australia takes centre stage as this year’s G20 host, some of Joe Hockey’s budget policies are on the group’s ideological fringes.
Australia is hosting the G20 this year and showcasing to the world its approach to welfare policy: deny young people income support for up to six months and instead make more food vouchers available. This…
Treasurer Joe Hockey warned Australians that ‘the age of entitlement is over’ – a promise that certainly came true for young Australians in the federal budget.
The 2014-15 federal budget continues the deconstruction of Australia’s post-war welfare state. In fact, the budget takes it a step further, particularly for the young. People under the age of 30 will now…
Cuts in social spending should be carefully analysed to assess their impact on income disparities.
As a tough federal budget round looms, there has been suggestions that the pension eligibility age could rise to 70, indexation of pensions could be changed, Family Tax Benefit Part B could be more tightly…