Can welfare reform work? | CPAG

Can welfare reform work?

Date: 
01 June 2011
Issue: 
Issue 139 (Summer 2011)

Since the late 1990s, successive governments have engaged in the process of welfare reform. A cross-party consensus has emerged, which prioritises moving benefit recipients into work and increasing the role of private and voluntary providers in delivering employment services.  Sharon Wright outlines the pros and cons of this approach.