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For whose benefit?
 — a response by Help the Aged to the Government's Green Paper Cmnd 9517, "Reform of social security"
Corporate AuthorHelp the Aged
PublisherHelp the Aged, London, 1985
Pages10 pp
KeywordsSocial security benefits ; Services ; Social policy ; Comments or Evidence submitted.
AnnotationHelp the Aged fears that needy older people will figure largely among the losers if the Green Paper's proposals are implemented. This response considers housing benefit (HB), targeting special benefits, and the Social Fund. More importantly, HTA argues for preserving the good points in SERPS (State Earnings Related Pensions Scheme), whilst acknowledging there is a price to be paid for better pension provision. Overall, it expresses a profound scepticism of the overall handling of social security as it emerges in the Green Paper. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930609038 P
ClassmarkJH: I: TM2: 6PM *

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