Tags: "fiscal policy"

Publications

The Future Cost of Housing Benefit for Older People

The Future Cost of Housing Benefit for Older People

Amid growing concern about ‘generation rent’, what will Housing Benefit for pensioners cost the Exchequer in future?

June 27, 2012 ×

Blogs

Counting the cost of care reform

Counting the cost of care reform

Tomorrow, the Strategic Society Centre is holding a public debate in Parliament with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care. The event asks the question fundamental to the ongoing debate around how to pay for care: can the Treasury combine deficit reduction with reform of social care funding?

June 25, 2012 ×

Blogs

Misguided on means testing

Misguided on means testing

Wednesday saw many in the social policy world left blind-sided by the announcement from the Sun newspaper that it would henceforth be campaigning for the means testing of currently universal Winter Fuel Payments.

June 7, 2012 ×

Blogs

Dodging Dilnot

Dodging Dilnot

Reform of long-term care funding in England has been overdue for at least a decade. Before the financial crisis, this was a tough challenge for policymakers. Now, it looks like a nightmare.

May 17, 2012 ×

Blogs

The potential effect of an economic war

The potential effect of an ‘economic war’

It really started in the summer of 2008, when Lehman Brothers collapsed and the global financial system teetered on meltdown. Going about their lives on the weekend of September 13th, ordinary people had to come to terms with a strange, new reality: risks and uncertainties they were not familiar with and […]

April 3, 2012 ×

Blogs

An OBR for social care

An OBR for social care?

The English social care system is characterised by unmet need, excessive rationing by local authorities, over-burdened carers and families facing up to ‘catastrophic costs’. However, the resources required to fix these issues are relatively modest compared to the resources of the state, society and – in particular – the older […]

November 16, 2011 ×

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