The public is more than ready to see benefits made fair

The public is more than ready to see benefits made fair

Public attitudes towards the welfare state have been hardening for years. The British Social Attitudes survey showed that the proportion of people who feel that benefits for the unemployed are “too high and discourage them from finding work” had risen from 44 per cent...
Why we should change the child poverty target

Why we should change the child poverty target

In March 1999 Tony Blair promised to abolish child poverty by 2020, and halve it by 2010. Statistics out tomorrow are likely to show that this halfway target was missed. The parties will have a big squabble over their respective records. Labour supporters will say...
Foster Care Reforms Needed Alongside Focus On Adoption

Foster Care Reforms Needed Alongside Focus On Adoption

The last few weeks have seen a renewed focus from the Government on the system of care for children in England and Wales and, specifically, an attempt to fundamentally reform the adoption system. The Queen’s Speech outlined elements of the Children and Families...