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Book review: For whose benefit?

Claire Sewell

For Whose Benefit? The everyday realities of welfare reform, Ruth Patrick, Policy Press, 2017, £19.99 Since the general election, poverty has been hitting the headlines. The most recent critics of Conservative welfare cuts have included PM Gordon Brown who has warned: “There will soon be more people in poverty in May’s Britain – 15.7 million…

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The social insecurity system

Sue Watson

We should be more understanding when people need financial help, because the reality is that most people claim social security benefits at some point in their lives, writes Dole Animator, Sue Watson.  Well what a few years it has been! I had plans for my future having just started an aromatherapy business in 2007. These included…

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My experience of being on benefits

Rebecca Bromley

In 2011 I became part of a research project called ‘the lived experiences of welfare reform’.  The group was formed by Ruth Patrick who was studying social policy at the University of Leeds. As part of Ruth’s research she wanted to find out about the lives of those on benefits. Ruth has interviewed me several…

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Family, Ageing and the Care Society: Full speech by Liz Kendall

Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Westminster SW1A 0AA

In association with Labour's Policy Review Liz Kendall delivered a keynote speech on how changes in family life and the implications of our ageing population call for radical new approaches to public services and the role of the...

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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

£9.95

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2030 Vision

Future Spending Choices Commission

£0.00

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Home Truths

Natan Doron, Robert Tinker

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