Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Conservative Party and social policy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hugh Bochel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424334

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 04 July 2022

A new welfare settlement? The Coalition government and welfare-to-work

A new welfare settlement? The Coalition government and welfare-to-work

(p.161) nine A new welfare settlement? The Coalition government and welfare-to-work
The Conservative Party and social policy

Alan Deacon

Ruth Patrick

Policy Press

This chapter tries to address three questions: First, what are the central features of the welfare-to-work programmes that were developed by New Labour and will now be expanded and intensified by the Coalition government? Second, what explains the apparent consensus around these programmes? Third, what impacts are they likely to have upon different groups of claimants? There seems to be a marked reliance by the Coalition on efforts to reduce welfare entitlement and ensure that all benefits are strictly tied to efforts to seek work, alongside a notable commitment to simplify the benefits regime and improve the rewards of paid employment via the proposed Universal Credit. The key potential snagging points are reviewed with the current approach by exploring broad issues of concern before and focusing on two groups of benefit claimants particularly affected: lone parents and disabled people.

Keywords:   welfare-to-work programmes, Coalition government, New Labour, Universal Credit, lone parents, disabled people

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.