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The Different Kinds of UK Benefits

Most discussions of benefits in the UK are based on a confused understanding of the current system. Very few benefits are for unemployment (0.7%) and most are forms of basic income (Pensions or Child Benefit) or are ways of compensating for income inequalities caused by the labour market or property ownership.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Graphic on All Benefits © Simon Duffy 2017.

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The Politics of Poverty

Slides: The Politics of Poverty

In this presentation for an Anti-Poverty Conference organised by Bolsover CVP, Simon Duffy explores some of the myths about inequality and poverty in the UK.

Poverty UK

Poverty UK

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

Our Lives: challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015

Our Lives: Poverty in 2015

An important survey of the experiences of families living in in poverty in modern Britain.

The Politics of Poverty

The Politics of Poverty

Dr Simon Duffy explores ONS data on inequality and poverty and tries to get behind the myths and lies used to exploit the poorest in the UK.