2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the SPA. To celebrate the milestone they commissioned 50 blogs from leading experts in the field. and have been releasing them on a weekly basis.
“Social policy matters. Rigorous, independent, robust study of it matters, as does teaching the next generation to be more policy-literate. At 50 the SPA is as important to all of these as ever, helping to develop, integrate and safeguard the subject and its members and contribute to better social policies.” (50 words to mark 50 years, Adrian Sinfield)
Commissioned from experts in the field to celebrate 50 years of the Association’s work, here are a few of particular relevance to benefits policy. We have added as many as we could as the navigation on the site leaves something to be desired (“ducks”). There’s 24 more to go as (only) 26 have been published so far.
No.3: Why the two-child policy is the worst social security policy ever. (by Jonathan Bradshaw)
No 5: Where do we go from here? Fifty years on from the ‘War on Poverty’ (by Stephen Crossley)
No 8: Universal Credit: A benefits system to increase debt. (by Steve Iafrati)
No 10: Where next for foodbank use? (by Kayleigh Garthwaite)
No 15: Universal Credit, means-testing and social security. (by Jane Millar)Follow @GMWRAGtweets