Opinion

15th December 2018

IPPR: Ruth Patrick’s agenda for welfare reform

In a recent article, ‘Welfare Futures’ (IPPR Progressive Review, vol. 25, no. 3, Winter 2018, pp. 320-29), Ruth Patrick, begins with diagnosis: The UK’s social security system is in a Read More

16th November 2018

New World Bank report

The World Bank has published a new report, Toward a New Social Contract: Taking on distributional tensions in Europe and Central Asia. The nature of the initiatives implemented to realize Read More

8th November 2018

Insecure employment is driving poverty

Pat Thane reports on research that shows that poverty in the UK is now similar in character to the UK’s poverty a hundred years ago. … The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Read More

8th November 2018

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee reports on Universal Credit

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has issued a report on Universal Credit: … At best, evidence on the effectiveness of sanctions is mixed, and at worst, it Read More

8th November 2018

The Finland experiment: news and opinion

Jurgen De Wispelaere, Antti Halmetoja and Ville-Veikko Pulkka have written an article about the Finnish Basic Income experiment: … The Finnish government’s refusal to extend or expand the experiment may not Read More

4th November 2018

Universal Basic Services

Under the title ‘Forget the Universal Basic Income – here’s an idea that would truly transform our society’, Andrew Percy recommends Universal Basic Services’: Moving to establish or enhance a Read More