Is UK Welfare-to-Work Working? Short Answer: No

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can access a version of the article by clicking here.  My article, Welfare Grunters and Workfare Monsters? An Empirical Review of the Operation of Two UK 'Work Programme' Centres, published in the Journal of Social Policy, presents research suggesting that welfare-to-work… Continue reading Is UK Welfare-to-Work Working? Short Answer: No

It’s Good to Talk: Academics, Policy-Makers and Financial Inclusion

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  You can access a version of the article by clicking here. Should people play a greater role within the financial system? Policy-makers are looking at a range of ways to boost the involvement of people and households in the financial system. Academics are… Continue reading It’s Good to Talk: Academics, Policy-Makers and Financial Inclusion

Rethinking Research Impact: How and Why Social Policy Academics Should Try to Change the UK’s Current Approach

This blog is based upon an award-winning article recently published in the Journal of Social Policy.  You can read an open access version of the article by clicking here. Academics working in the UK are being increasingly encouraged and incentivised to seek research impact beyond the academy and the consequences of these changes have caused… Continue reading Rethinking Research Impact: How and Why Social Policy Academics Should Try to Change the UK’s Current Approach

What Impact Does the Living Wage Have on Poverty?

This blog is based upon an article recently published in Social Policy and Society.  You can access the article by clicking here.  Low wages have recently been rising faster than inflation as a result of increases in the minimum wage, the introduction of the national living wage and more employers paying the voluntary living wage… Continue reading What Impact Does the Living Wage Have on Poverty?