16th February 2015
The coalition’s record on working age social security is reviewed under the headings of continuity (with the policies of the previous government), retrenchment and reform. Under continuity, the coalition’s decision to proceed with the previous government’s planned reassessment of incapacity benefit claims was a notable policy mistake which led to the near-collapse of the assessment system by 2014.
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4th November 2014
I don't know whether HMRC has yet started sending out the 'tax summaries' which have been widely reported and commented on over the last couple of days. The table here shows why, if they haven't, it would be a good idea to pulp them and start again.
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28th September 2014
More detail than anyone is likely to want on why Iain Duncan Smith's claims to be 'breaking up 'shameless' housing estates' are about as well-founded as you might expect.
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8th April 2014
I wrote the draft article in the linked PDF about four years ago. I'm publishing it now because I think its main argument resonates with some current debates about public attitudes and public perceptions, particularly with regard to poverty.
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26th March 2014
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1st March 2014
There's no excuse for a blogpost of over 3,000 words other than that, as we say, I didn't have time to write anything shorter.
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23rd January 2014
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