For the UK social security system to provide an effective social safety net, it must work for everyone.
Our Future Welfare State Programme looks to understand the big shifts that will transform our country in the decades of disruption to come and how we can ‘future-proof’ our welfare state to manage them - creating a prosperous and just society.
In this paper we trace the emergence of a poorly understood social challenge and one which symbolises Britain’s broken ‘social settlement’: the continued rise in working poverty since the beginning of this century.
This paper makes the case for a “family stimulus” – a much-needed boost to the income of hard-hit families through the social security system and targeted investment in childcare to ensure the continued functioning of the sector.
Since 2010/11, successive UK governments have chosen to impose a programme of austerity in an attempt to reduce the budget deficit. This period of austerity is set to be the longest pause in real...
The programme was launched in May 2020 and will publish new research on health, care, skills, social security and community into 2021. It is supported by an expert advisory panel and group of frontline charities.