Permanent revolution: the case of Britain's welfare-to-work regime
Abstract:A new welfare-to-work regime is emerging in Britain, one that expects most working-age benefit claimants to be work-focused. Jobcentre Plus delivers the policy, using a range of welfare-to-work tools that reflect the complex underlying causes of unemployment. Many date back some years, but developments such as the introduction of a minimum wage, the New Deals and tax credits, mark a new departure. The successful delivery of this raft of programmes and policy interventions requires considerable organisational change. This article considers whether or not the government is on the right track.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2003
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