Benefits and Social Security
Working Welfare: Contributory Benefits, the Moral Economy and the New Politics
Frank Field MP
On Tuesday 17th May the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Minister of State for Employment, will set out the Coalition's policy for reform designed to tackle the failures of the benefits system and the culture of dependency, against the background of the UK's need to cut the deficit.
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Politeia's director warns that the Coalition plan to reform benefits may need to go further. Unless the Beveridge principles are restored, there will be no incentive to pay our way.
To read the full article in Standpoint, click here.
Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, has announced that more prisoners will be trained to find a job on release. In that way re-offending will be cut. But, says Politeia’s new study, the system itself must be transformed if the policy is to be effective. The authors, who themselves have turned prisoners’ lives around, explain the obstacles to be tackled and propose the way forward.