No longer 'managing': the rise of working poverty and fixing Britain's broken social settlement
This paper traces 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.
A family stimulus: supporting children, families and the economy through the pandemic
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. This will put cash directly into the hands...
Rescue and recovery: COVID-19, jobs and income security
The main conclusion of this paper is that as a result of the huge uncertainties facing any government operating in this pandemic, policymakers must be ready to act or change course, depending on economic and public health developments. It is clear the government response to...
The decades of disruption: new social risks and the future of the welfare state
A number of major disruptive forces will transform life in the United Kingdom and globally in the 2020s and beyond, creating a new set of social risks.
Children of the pandemic
While the UK Government has taken strong actions to support firms and some workers, this paper argues that further measures are needed to support children and their families.