Living standards
Political parties and elections

Still just about managing? Pre-election briefing on the main political parties’ welfare policies

Our pre-election series of briefing notes have so far centred on the main parties’ approaches to deficit reduction and to tax. To complete the fiscal ‘set’ we must also consider their take on welfare.

This note explores future welfare challenges for an incoming government and examines the extent to which the differing party commitments might meet them.