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Despite the tax credit U-turn a radical upheaval in support for the working poor is still underway

Clegg, Daniel (2015) Despite the tax credit U-turn a radical upheaval in support for the working poor is still underway. Democratic Audit UK (11 Dec 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

The government’s decision to scrap tax credit cuts was a welcome move, and (eventually) highlighted the effectiveness of the British political system’s checks and balances. However, Daniel Clegg writes that the abandoned cuts were just one part of a more drawn-out and comprehensive dismantlement of the system of cash support for low-earning households. Tax credit U-turn notwithstanding, the democratic process would appear in this respect to have failed the working poor.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 11:21
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 11:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80922

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