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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2009): Social security - UK - New Deal

Administrative justice, discretion and the 'welfare to work' project

R. Sainsbury

Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, vol.30, 2008, p. 323-338

Administrative justice covers the whole range of decision making from initial decisions by organisations implementing public policy to all appeals and redress mechanisms. This article focuses on administrative decision making in the 'joined up' territory of employment and social security created by the welfare to work strategy pursued by successive Labour governments since 1997. It analyses the role of Personal Advisers charged with moving Incapacity Benefit claimants off welfare and into paid jobs through the Pathways to Work programme.

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