Strategic Society Centre https://strategicsociety.org.uk Analysis | Evidence | Policy Wed, 23 Jan 2019 20:00:19 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Older People’s Poverty: Drivers and policy options https://strategicsociety.org.uk/older-peoples-poverty-drivers-policy-options/ Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:10:20 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2274 What is the prevalence of poverty among older people in the UK, what are the drivers and what are the options for policymakers?  To contribute to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s anti-poverty work, this report addresses several questions: What is the prevalence of retirement income poverty in the UK? Why does […]

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Valuing Retirement Housing https://strategicsociety.org.uk/valuing-retirement-housing/ Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:00:21 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2271 An analysis of the economic effects of the development of new specialist housing for older people. This report: Explores the potential economic effects of specialist retirement housing; Estimates the financial value of these economic effects drawing on relevant social survey, administrative and population data; Aggregates the total estimated financial value […]

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This is a housing crisis, and without intervention it will bankrupt the welfare state https://strategicsociety.org.uk/housing-crisis-without-intervention-will-bankrupt-welfare-state/ Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:25:45 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2266 Locked out of home ownership, the state would be left to foot the bill for Generation Rent The Independent, August 2nd , 2016 By Hannah Fearn To read more click here.

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https://strategicsociety.org.uk/2262-2/ Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:30:54 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2262 Future events will be announced here.

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Reforming the Precept: A stepping-stone to sustainable care https://strategicsociety.org.uk/reforming-precept-stepping-stone-sustainable-care/ Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:28:56 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2261 The ‘social care precept’ represents a major innovation in financing public expenditure on care in England. This report analyses its strengths, weaknesses, and its future. Major changes in how the state finances adult social care in England are under way. The introduction of the ‘social care precept’ represents the first […]

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Attendance Allowance and Local Government: Examining the evidence and the options https://strategicsociety.org.uk/attendance-allowance-local-government-examining-evidence-options/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:33:17 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2257 What do the government’s plans for devolving Attendance Allowance to local government mean for councils, older people and care providers?  The government has proposed transferring Attendance Allowance from the DWP to local authorities, as part of its plans to reform local government financing and give councils new spending responsibilities. Attendance […]

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Rebooting the Cap: Improving protection from catastrophic care costs https://strategicsociety.org.uk/rebooting-cap-improving-protection-catastrophic-care-costs/ Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:05:03 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2247 Options for reforming long-term care funding in England, based on the principle of capping people’s care costs.  The government has postponed the ‘capped cost’ reforms to care funding in England until April 2020. Following this announcement, social care campaigners have questioned whether the ‘capped cost’ reforms will be postponed again before 2020, or […]

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Should academics be expected to change policy? https://strategicsociety.org.uk/academics-expected-change-policy/ Wed, 25 May 2016 13:29:50 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2234 Six reasons why it is unrealistic to expect academic researchers to achieve policy change.  To read more, click here. Publisher: LSE Impact Blog Author: James Lloyd, Strategic Society Centre

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Pension freedoms one year on: Boomers shun sports cars for DIY https://strategicsociety.org.uk/pension-freedoms-one-year-boomers-shun-sports-cars-diy/ Sat, 02 Apr 2016 09:07:17 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2214 For a nation used to handing over savings for an annuity Osborne’s reforms were a revolution. Financial Times, April 2nd, 2016 By Josephine Cumbo To read more click here.

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Over-55s withdraw £6bn in first year of UK pension freedoms https://strategicsociety.org.uk/55s-withdraw-6bn-first-year-uk-pension-freedoms/ Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:21:40 +0000 https://strategicsociety.org.uk/?p=2212 Annuity sales revive as retirees recover faith in guaranteed income. Financial Times, March 28th, 2016 By Josephine Cumbo To read more click here.

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