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What Went Wrong with the Welfare State?

In this presentation Simon Duffy sets out why the welfare state is essential to justice, but explores some of the flaws within its current design. In particular he outlines how the welfare state in the UK is failing to address the issue equality and poverty and is leading to the scapegoating of disadvantaged groups.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Slides on What Went Wrong with the Welfare State © Simon Duffy 2015.

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A Fair Society?

A Fair Society?

Produced for the Campaign for a Fair Society, this report shows how government cuts in the UK target disabled people.

Women at the Centre

Women at the Centre

Simon Duffy and Clare Hyde explain how WomenCentre achieves its astonishing outcomes and explore the difficulties faced by innovative organisations in the welfare system.

Counting the Cuts

Counting the Cuts

This report was one of the first quantitative analyses providing an estimate of the cumulative impact of UK Government cuts on disabled people and those in poverty.

The Hidden Housing Subsidy

The Hidden Housing Subsidy

Simon Duffy explains how the artificially low interest rate in the UK acts as an enormous subsidy to the better-off.

Poverty UK

Poverty UK

Simon Duffy explores the politics behind poverty in the UK today.