The local and regional impact of the UK's welfare reforms

BEATTY, Christina and FOTHERGILL, S (2014). The local and regional impact of the UK's welfare reforms. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 7 (1), 63-79.

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The Coalition government that came to power in the UK in 2010 is implementing unprecedented welfare reforms. These have the effect of substantially reducing payments to a wide range of low-income and out-of-work households. This article examines the local and regional impact of the reforms, showing how national reforms have a sharply different impact in different places. Taken as a whole, the welfare reforms affect derived areas most and are widening the gap in prosperity between the best and worst local economies across the UK.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
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Page Range: 63-79
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 17:05
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:56

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