I was asked to take part in an audit of the political manifestos for the organisation Academics Stand Against Poverty, ASAP. Focusing on Social Security my contribution, along with the contributions from an number of academics, has now been published and I copy the press release below. To find out more go to: http://www.ukpovertyaudit.org/
Conservatives and Labour disappoint, Greens take the lead in manifesto commitments to address poverty
London, 23 April 2015: Ahead of the 2015 General Election, a group of leading academics, Academics Stand Against Poverty UK, have published an audit of the main political parties’ manifestos measuring their policies’ impact on UK and global poverty.
Each party and policy area has been scored on their impact, with the key findings as follows:
- The Conservatives and Labour are cautious and lack creativity in addressing poverty in the UK, scoring no more than average across the board.
- Labour significantly outperforms…
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