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Testing times

This latest report from UK think tank IPPR looks at universal credit and the habitual residence test.

Guaranteeing the right start

This latest report from UK think tank IPPR looks at preventing youth unemployment after Covid-19. We are

Measuring poverty 2020

This latest report from UK think tank Legatum Institute looks at the rate of poverty in the

This time is different – Universal Credit’s first recession

This latest report from UK think tank Resolution Foundation assesses the welfare system and its effect on

C-19: redefining the state of welfare?

This latest report from UK think tank the IEA looks at a potential radical reconstruction of the

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By The Social Metrics Commission

Our CEO, Philippa Stroud established the Social Metrics Commission with the sole aim of developing new measures of poverty for…

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By Kathryn Petrie; Nigel Keohane

The social care system is in need of reform, at present people are not protected from the catastrophic costs that…

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By David Finch

The long implementation of Universal Credit (UC) has been far from smooth and we’ve become all too used to negative…

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By Professor Len Shackleton

The National Minimum/Living Wage system has become too complicated, making unintentional non-compliance a problem, and is in danger of becoming…

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By Tom Kelsey

In 1974, the Labour government established a Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth, which was known as…

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By Ben Baumberg Geiger

Demos is excited to announce the launch of a new report from academic Ben Baumberg Geiger and Demos think tank, which…

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By David Finch; George Bangham; Toby Phillips

This research paper looks at what people put in and take out from the welfare state over their lifetime, updating…

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By Otto Lehto

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) is that the state should give to all citizens (or residents) a…

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By Toby Phillips

The implementation of Universal Credit, by combining six in- and out-of-work benefits into one, could provide a much needed refocus…

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The great risk shift: how did we get here and where do we go next?

This event, hosted by UK think tank IPPR will discuss the future of the welfare state. The question of who…

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