Research & Analysis

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

5th November 2018

Young adults’ perceptions of Basic Income

Carlos Montaño García at the University of Leeds has written a master’s degree dissertation titled ‘What is the Problem with Basic Income? A Critical Evaluation of the Debates, Ideological Foundations Read More

18th October 2018

The BBC on Universal Credit and Citizen’s Basic Income

The BBC reports that the Universal Credit rollout will be delayed again and that changes might be made to the means-tested and work-tested benefit. Paul Spicker has written a commentary Read More