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What future for social security?
 — a preliminary commentary on the Green Paper on the Reform of social security
Author(s)Ruth Lister, Jo Roll, Roger Smith
Corporate AuthorChild Poverty Action Group
PublisherChild Poverty Action Group, London, 1985
Pages24 pp + appendices
KeywordsSocial security benefits ; Services ; Social policy ; Comments or Evidence submitted.
AnnotationThe Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commentary puts the 1985 Green Paper, "Reform of social security" (Cmnd 9517) into context and summarises its main proposals, and what these will mean with regard to family support, housing benefit (HB), supplementary benefit (SB), and death and retirement. It concludes that the proposals do not represent a comprehensive, coherent package of reform: any improvements in benefits for one group of claimants will be paid for by another group. The proposal to phase out SERPS (State Earnings Related Pensions Scheme) means a shift from public to private provision - which receives large public subsidy from tax relief. Attached to this CPAG publication are comments on the Green Paper from: Shelter; SHAC (the London Housing Aid Centre); the Maternity Alliance; National Council for One Parent Families; Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA); Age Concern England (ACE); National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (NACAB); Youthaid; and the Low Pay Unit. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930827177 P
ClassmarkJH: I: TM2: 6PM *

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