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

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Stedman-Scott, Debbie Stedman-Scott, Baroness; Wardle, Tom; Boys Smith, Nicholas
Centre for Social Justice
Date of publication
24 May 2013
Breakthrough Britain
Employment, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Social Policy
Social welfare
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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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