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The coalition says its spending cuts will lead to a ‘fairer Britain’, but the evidence points to a widening inequality gap in coming years

Burchardt, Tania (2011) The coalition says its spending cuts will lead to a ‘fairer Britain’, but the evidence points to a widening inequality gap in coming years. British Politics and Policy at LSE (01 Mar 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Claims to ‘fairness’ have been a feature of the rhetoric used by Coalition ministers in relation to their programme of austerity and budget cuts. However definitions of the term have been wide ranging and show no coherence as an integrated philosophy informing policy. Tania Burchardt takes a closer look at some benchmarks for fairness and finds that if anything, the Coalition’s policies are likely to widen inequality in Britain in the coming years.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 the author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2011 11:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33236/

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