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Modern Social Security and Beveridge’s Giants

Gray, Luke (2021) Modern Social Security and Beveridge’s Giants. Sunderland Student Law Journal, 2. pp. 44-60. ISSN 2634 -193X

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The system of social security in the UK is comprised largely of Universal Credit. This benefit is the newest version of social security for the UK but the aims are largely similar to those proposed by William Beveridge in 1942. Universal Credit was intended to simplify the system of social security in the UK, whilst also ensuring claimants receive the best possible service along with the help and support they need. However, despite these intentions Universal Credit has faced a number of issues and criticism, not only from claimants but also from organisations such as the Trussell Trust, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Shelter. Universal Credit is still are facing these issues with little reform in sight. This research will explore and analyse Universal Credit and the issues inherent within it along with the consequences of these issues. This research will also analyse whether these benefits still tackle William Beveridge’s social evils.

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Depositing User: Leah Maughan


Item ID: 13423
ISSN: 2634 -193X

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Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2021 16:30
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 10:55


Author: Luke Gray

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > School of Law
Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Law School

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