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'21st Century Welfare' and the Wage-Work-Welfare Bargain

PUTTICK, Keith (2012) '21st Century Welfare' and the Wage-Work-Welfare Bargain. Industrial Law Journal, 41 (1). pp. 122-131. ISSN 0305-9332

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The Coalition government has been pursuing an ambitious programme of changes to social security following a promise to carry out ‘the biggest shake up of the welfare and benefits system for sixty years’. Proposals in 21st Century Welfare (2010, Cm 7913) and Universal Credit: Welfare that Works (2010, Cm 7957) were followed by legislation, namely the Welfare Reform Bill 2011. Some initiatives are new, including a scheme replacing most benefits and tax credits with a single benefit, Universal Credit (UC) and a power to impose a ‘cap’ on claimants’ benefit income. Other features such as greater benefits ‘conditionality’ are more familiar.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Business
Depositing User: Keith PUTTICK
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 17:28
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 03:46

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