Understanding the ‘Tipped Minimum Wage’ in the US Restaurant Sector

This blog is based on an artcile in Social Policy and Society. Click here to access the article. Understanding the practice of ‘tipping’ is absolutely essential for understanding service labour in the United States today. The issue of the ‘tipped minimum wage’ lies at the heart of a policy battle raging right now in the… Continue reading Understanding the ‘Tipped Minimum Wage’ in the US Restaurant Sector

Who Deserves What Type of Welfare-to-Work Policy?

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. Click here to read the Open Access article. Actors and organisations implementing social and labour market policy have a decisive influence on the way social policy looks in practice. The findings from my research among jobcentre advisors in Germany demonstrate that judgements about… Continue reading Who Deserves What Type of Welfare-to-Work Policy?

Restricting Social Security in Britain: The Household Benefit Cap

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. The Household Benefit Cap (HBC) in Britain restricts the amount of benefit income an unemployed household can receive. It was announced in 2010 and reduced in value in the 2015 budget. It is important to understand… Continue reading Restricting Social Security in Britain: The Household Benefit Cap

Tackling Tax Policies That Reinforce Inequalities

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. Click here to access the article. The long and persisting neglect of tax reliefs and their distribution means that their contribution to reinforcing and even enlarging social and economic inequalities is almost entirely overlooked. At present many of us, particularly if we are… Continue reading Tackling Tax Policies That Reinforce Inequalities

Adult Social Care and Self-Funding: What Does a Fairer System Look Like?

This is a guest post by Silvia Miele Self-funding in England In the UK, healthcare is generally free at the point of delivery through the NHS, yet provision of social care is restrained by eligibility criteria and means-testing. In recent decades, the number of individuals paying for their own social care has been increasing. This… Continue reading Adult Social Care and Self-Funding: What Does a Fairer System Look Like?