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Tax-Benefit Reform

Author: Simon Duffy

Tax-Benefit Reform is an essay that explains how the logic of self-directed support and the development of resource allocation systems could provide the basis for a radical and wide-ranging reform of the whole welfare state - with an especial focus on the changes that could be introduced to the tax-benefit system. 

The essay describes the poverty net which emeshes millions of people in the United kingdom and which could be removed by a system that gave people both security and better incentives to promote their own well-being.

The essay is published in the recent collection of essays, published by Demos called Liberation Welfare. The essay available here includes the colour illustrations which have had to be removed from the DEMOS publication for reasons of cost.


The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform.

Tax-Benefit Reform © Simon Duffy 2010. 

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

Documents

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Ideas from Self Direct Members

Ideas from Self Direct Members

Members of self direct met together in York to listen to invited speakers and to put questions to an expert panel. This paper sets out the ideas they gathered throughout the day.

Implementing Self-Directed Support

Implementing Self-Directed Support

This short essay offers some thoughts about the lessons other countries might want to draw from the English experience of implementing self-directed support (SDS).

Principles of Self-Directed Support

Principles of Self-Directed Support

These seven principles provide the ethical context for the implementation of Self-Directed Support as a system for reforming care and support.

Organising for Self-Directed Support

Organising Self-Directed Support

This film by John O'Brien explains the developing thinking in Wisconsin about how to create the right support systems for people using self-directed support.

Self-Directed Support

Self-Directed Support

The 7 step process in self-directed support.