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The truth behind the latest poverty statistics

Robert Tinker

Yesterday the DWP published updated statistics on poverty in Britain. As predicted here, despite being four years into an austerity parliament the publication of the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) for 2012-13 shows that poverty (relative and absolute) unchanged on the previous year. For a country half way through an unprecedented period of economic adjustment,…

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Work and business: Fixing Universal Credit

Lindsay Judge

Many like to depict universal credit (UC) as the great British cock-up – a wasteful white elephant that is over-budget, over-time and over-sold by the current government on every occasion. But beyond its many management failures so carefully documented last year by the National Audit Office, is UC a good idea? And perhaps more pertinently…

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Beveridge Lecture Series 2012/13: Liam Byrne MP

Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS

The Fabian Society is delighted to partner on this event with Toynbee Hall. On December 1 1941 the Beveridge Report set out the makings of the welfare state – and since then Britain has changed dramatically. Exactly 70 years on,...

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Within Reach

Ed Wallis, Oliver Hilbery

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2030 Vision

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Home Truths

Natan Doron, Robert Tinker

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