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Universal Credit: Simplification or personalisation?

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  • Paul Spicker

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    Current proposals for welfare reform in the UK are based on a Universal Credit, intended simultaneously to simplify the structure of benefits while offering sensitive and rapid responsiveness to personal circumstances. The two objectives are in conflict, and neither can be achieved by the proposals.

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    Article provided by London South Bank University in its journal Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit.

    Volume (Year): 27 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 5-6 (August)
    Pages: 449-454

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    Handle: RePEc:sae:loceco:v:27:y:2012:i:5-6:p:449-454

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    Keywords: social policy; social security; universal credit; welfare benefits; welfare reform;

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