Is Welfare Reform Working?
A study commissioned by Homes for the SW from LSE
In 2010 the Coalition Government introduced a plan for radical overhaul of the welfare system. This research, commissioned by Homes for the SW and carried out by LSE Housing & Communities, examines the aim of moving people who are dependent on benefits into work and how it is being achieved.
Between 2013 and 2014 the London School of Economics conducted two rounds of interviews of 200 representative, working age, social housing tenants from nine housing associations in the South West of England that rent homes to over 200,000 households. The purpose was to find out how welfare reforms are affecting the work status and day-today lives of social housing tenants.
The report, entitled 'Is Welfare Reform Working?', was launched on 26 March 2015 at the LSE with Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee.
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