Austerity is a policy that aims to transfer resources away from the most disadvantaged and undermine social justice.
What is the alternative to neoliberalism?
Simon Duffy reflects on the intellectual and practical challenge facing thinkers opposed to the current neoliberal consensus.
Why Northamptonshire Went Bust
Simon Duffy explains why Northamptonshire went bust and what kind of thinking is required to return local government to its proper role.
A Constitution for Disability Rights
Claudia Gilberg, Geoff Jones and Gavin Barker explain why disability rights activists have every reason to support the campaign for constitutional reform.
How to Fund the NHS and Public Services
Gavin Barker summarises the arguments for Modern Monetary Theory and explains why government does not need to be bound by the limitations of tax.
Letters to the DWP
Correspondence between Mo Stewart, the independent disability researcher, and officials at the DWP, reveals the difficulty of holding a bureaucracy to account.
Workers' Rights Versus the Right to Care
Alain Catzeflis describes how UK social policy has created a severe, but unnecessary conflict between the rights of workers and disabled people.
The stories in Relative Poverty address the imbalance of power; Les Monaghan describes the thinking behind his photographs.
A Grounded Theory Study of Disability Benefit Changes
Jessica Saffer carried out doctoral research into the psychological impact of Government changes to the disability benefit system - welfare reform.
Government Cuts are Slowly Killing Me
Lorraine Howard describes how the closure of the ILF and cuts in social care in Coventry are slowly killing her.
Deleted BBC News Item on Unum
In 2007 the BBC reported on the influence that a US insurance company was having on UK policy, in 2010 this item was deleted from BBC archives.
Don't Crowd Out People with Learning Disabilities
Alain Catzeflis argues that people with disabilities are being harmed by bad Government policy and people with learning disabilities are doubly excluded.
Social Rights Are Human Rights
Paul Hunt explains that social rights are fundamental human rights, but that in the UK these rights are not taken seriously in the political and legal system.