This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. You can access the article by clicking here. Barely a day goes by when Universal Credit is not in the news. Ex-prime ministers write critical comments. Parliamentary committees publish reports about its impact. Social media carries accounts by those affected (for example, ‘Universal… Continue reading Universal Credit: Design Matters
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. You can access the article by clicking here. Have welfare-to-work reforms succeeded in promoting citizen responsibility? Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake (2016) provides an excellent opportunity to reconsider how we apply the concept of responsibility. The film portrays a UK welfare reality… Continue reading Have Welfare-to-Work Reforms Promoted Citizen Responsibility?
This blog is based on an article published in Social Policy and Society. Click here to access the article. Families are diversifying, but cuts to key support services are making it harder for agencies to respond to this when working with families. The last decade has seen rises in single parent families, cohabiting (unmarried) parents,… Continue reading ‘Reproducing the Stereotypes’: Family Complexity, Resource Scarcity and Social Work Decision-Making
This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. You can access the article by clicking here. A version of this blog was first published at In the Long Run. Universal Basic Income (UBI) is perhaps the most talked-about idea in British social policy today. Over the last five years, the… Continue reading An Idea Whose Time Has Come? The Return of Universal Basic Income
This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society. To access the article please click here. In the febrile climate surrounding Brexit, we can learn a lot from taking a backward look. In researching and writing my article, the historical roots of Jeremy Corbyn’s ambivalence about the EU became clear. There is… Continue reading EU Social Policy After Brexit