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Poverty Net

The Poverty Net is the interlocking mesh of taxes and benefits that enmesh people in poverty - damaging our incentives to earn, save, contribute and grow. The system is so complex it is hard to reform and it is understood by no one - not even government.


The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform.

Graphic on Poverty Net © Simon Duffy 2010.

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Poverty and Welfare Reform

A presentation given at the Hallam Justice and Peace Commission in Sheffield on 1st March 2014 by Dr Simon Duffy.

Listening Up to Poverty

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Simon Duffy reflects on the stories he heard at a conference on poverty and welfare reform.