Selective cuts are not the way to achieve social policy goalsSelective cuts are not the way to achieve social policy goals

Press/Media: Blogs and social media


In this article, Ruth Lupton draws on a suite of reports on the coalition’s social policy record to draw some conclusions about the strategic choices facing whichever government is elected in May.

Just after the 2010 general election, the newly-formed coalition government declared that its most urgent task was to “tackle our record debts”. It has many times since repeated its conviction that widespread austerity measures are necessary. An unpalatable medicine, perhaps, but one which would be administered to everyone and would restore the country’s financial health for the long term after the damage done to it by the global financial crisis.

Period1 May 2016

Media contributions


Media contributions