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Robbing Peter to pay Paul? The government, the benefits system, and pensioners

Henwood, Melanie (2016) Robbing Peter to pay Paul? The government, the benefits system, and pensioners. British Politics and Policy at LSE (06 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

When Iain Duncan Smith resigned in March, he did so over Budget proposals to cut certain benefits which he saw as hitting those of working age, while leaving intact those given to ‘better off pensioners’. This is not an either/or situation, explains Melanie Henwood; in fact, such a simplified approach presents the needs of older, and often disabled people as a burden to younger generations. The government certainly need to revisit the benefits system, but must do so through proper consultation and not through divisive rhetoric.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 11:15
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71118

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