Welfare Reform


24 pages | ISBN: 978 085124 6437

2nd Series Number 1



Means-tested versus Universal Benefits
By John Grieve Smith

John Grieve Smith is a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge

Despite the wide ranging series of changes in social security that the Government have introduced, the area of so-called ‘Welfare Reform’ is one in which New Labour polices are to a large extent still dominated by the Thatcherite consensus.