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The progressive potential of Universal Credit

Lindsay Judge

Universal credit has one abiding message that comes through loud and clear: work good, benefits bad. It’s structured to reduce the obstacles to taking a job, increase work incentives and ensure that claimants make efforts to move up the progression ladder. None of this is anything that most low-income families would disagree with. Forthcoming Child…


Review: The Unbalanced Economy

Peter Kenway

Barely six months from the general election the Labour party’s relationship with business is, at best, clouded. The ‘no’ campaign’s deployment of business leaders in the last frenetic days of the Scottish referendum is a keen reminder of how dangerous a weak relationship can be. Without active and enthusiastic business support, Labour politicians on the…