Social security

Social security


Social security should act as a collective insurance system that intervenes to prevent people from falling into poverty because they are unable to work for any reason (whether due to illness, disability, caring commitments, loss of employment, old age or so on), or because they need additional support to make ends meet because their incomes do not cover their basic living costs.


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Childcare and Early Education Systems: A comparative literature review of liberal welfare states
The Living Standards Audit 2022
Not heating, eating or meeting bills: managing a cost of living crisis on a low income
Pressure points: Where, and how, to focus Government support for households facing surging energy bills
Universal quality social care: transforming adult social care in England
Sustained pressure?
Does the cap fit? Analysing the government’s proposed amendment to the English social care charging system
Social security for all: Universal credit auto-enrolment and a weekly national allowance
Labour market effects of the increase in the state pension age from 65 to 66
An intergenerational audit for the UK
Hunger and the welfare state: Food insecurity among benefit claimants during COVID-19
SMC calls for children to be put centre stage of pandemic recovery
Going with the grain
No longer 'managing': The rise of working poverty and fixing Britain's broken social settlement
In need of support?
Shaky Foundations
UK Poverty 2020/21
Falling through the cracks
The Living Standards Audit 2020
A radically different social security system
Just Deserts? Attitudes to Fairness, Poverty and Welfare Reform

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