• UPCOMING EVENTS

New Year, New Politics: An Attlee settlement for 21st century Britain

Tuesday 30 January 2018

January is traditionally a time to take on exciting new challenges, and British politics is no exception. The country faces a number of domestic issues beyond Brexit, from the shape of the public finances and the quality of public services to getting living standards growing again. What domestic policies should the government and opposition focus … Continued

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Benefiting everyone? Making Universal Credit fit for the next decade

Monday 8 June 2015

Tax and Welfare

Over eight million households will be eligible for Universal Credit when it is fully up and running. But with the UK labour market having transformed in recent decades, is this once-in-a-generation reform being designed to deal with current and future welfare challenges, such as growing in-work poverty? Will it achieve its goals and prove to … Continued

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Universal Credit – how do we make it work?

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Tax and Welfare

Universal Credit represents the most significant transformation of our welfare system, merging six separate in and out of work benefits into one. While the principles of simplification and making work pay are widely supported, questions remain about UC’s ability to deliver on these original intentions. The Resolution Foundation has recently kicked off an independent review … Continued

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Universal Credit Seminar

Thursday 17 February 2011

Tax and Welfare

The Welfare Reform Bill published on 17 February set out plans to replace the current system of means-tested benefits and tax credits for working-age adults with a single benefit from October 2013. The Universal Credit is designed to simplify the benefit system and strengthen financial incentives to work. However, there is likely to be a … Continued

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