Signed on, written off: an inquiry into welfare dependency in Britain: executive summary: summary

Document type
Summary
Author(s)
Stedman-Scott, Debbie Stedman-Scott, Baroness; Wardle, Tom; Boys Smith, Nicholas
Publisher
Centre for Social Justice
Date of publication
24 May 2013
Series
Breakthrough Britain
Subject(s)
Employment, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Social Policy
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Economic dependency and worklessness are amongst the most destructive forces in our society. Wherever long-term worklessness is found, so too is social breakdown. Successive governments have failed for decades to tackle a chaotic welfare system that has trapped generations of people in poverty and left them unable to realise their potential.

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