All too often people in this country feel that if you put in and contribute, you get less than your fair share. We all support a welfare state, but it has to ensure that those who look after themselves and families are rewarded not penalised, and this is at the heart of our welfare work.
In this paper, CPS Research Fellow Harriet Sergeant shows how the failure of the education system failed those who needed help most.
In this paper, CPS Research Fellow Cristina Odone uses new polling data specially commissioned for this report showed how the Labour Governments policy on women’s rights and welfare harms children and families, and fails to deliver what women want.
Mentoring has been defined as a one-to-one, non-judgemental relationship in which an individual voluntarily gives time to support and encourage another.
Which type of government gives its citizens the best services, the best standard of living and the most equitable outcomes? Big governments? Or leaner governments?
This is the second of two Perspectives based on a series of discussions held at the Centre for Policy Studies over the last six months of 2005.
During the Blair years, New Labour has given the appearance of abandoning old-fashioned socialism.
I am the third child of four, born in Guyana in 1963. I came to England in December of that year as a nine month old baby so I know of little else but England.
Britain will soon be the lone-parent capital of the Western world. This is partly because the absolute number of children living in one parent families is so large and partly because the birth rate among intact couples has fallen. As a result of these twin developments, the percentage of children who are living in a… View Article
Also known as Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), Quangos can be defined as bodies that are either entirely or partly financed by government departments, and which act with a large degree of independence from government. Sometimes they are entirely self-financed by their activities but come under the jurisdiction of a particular government department.
The birth of a profoundly disabled child is an event that rocks any family to its foundations. It tests the bonds of relationships and the strength of parents to the point of failure. Those families who manage to overcome this trauma and somehow keep going deserve the greatest respect.
What did the Prime Minister mean by the ‘causes’ of crime?
In this report, Jill Kirby examines the extent to which female outcomes in work are driven by rational preferences, as opposed to barriers for progression.
In this paper, Jill Kirby explores the current evidence on family breakdown in the UK, and its effects both for the taxpayer and the good of society.
Our immigration policy is an exercise in wishful thinking. We pretend that we control our borders when we have lost all control. We pretend we act humanely to asylum seekers when we do everything possible to prevent them arriving here legally then behave as if they barely exist or waste their talents. We need a fair, transparent and humane immigration policy. What is happening now is neither fair nor humane and certainly not transparent. Nor does it constitute a policy, either restrictive or open.
Gordon brown announced the New Deal for Lone Parents in his July 1997 Budget. Harriet Harman, then Secretary of State for Social Security, claimed ‘nearly all lone parents want to work… They want to work, not despite their children, but because of them’… we will hope lone mothers get off benefit and into work’.