Universal Credit, Ideology and the Politics of Poverty

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Autumn 2016
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Universal Credit was the centrepiece of Iain Duncan Smith’s reforms at the Department for Work and Pensions between 2010 and 2016. It has been widely criticized and its delivery beset by problems. To understand the policy, though, and how it might be reformed by a left-wing government, we must understand the Thatcherite thinking that shaped it.

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