Our publications are listed below in date order. On the left they are grouped into categories for easy reference.
Our Director, Professor Peter Dwyer, addressed the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, on 22 March 2017. View his presentation
Our highly successful event was held on 29 March 2017. You can view all the presentation slides below.
Citizenship, conditionality, and welfare chauvinism: EEA migrants in the UK
Professor Peter Dwyer, University of York, and Dr Lisa Scullion, University of Salford Read More
Our project PhD students presented their research over two days at an event in York. Listed below are the presentations with links to the students’ slides.
Can you ‘make’ families change their behaviour?
Emily Ball, University of Sheffield
Disabled person and welfare claimant: mutual identity or dichotomy of difference?
Joanne Brown, University of Glasgow Read More
Our Director, Professor Peter Dwyer, addressed a meeting at the Huddersfield Mission on 1 March 2017. Read his presentation slides.
Rotterdam City Council invited Welfare Conditionality Project Director Professor Peter Dwyer to speak at a national event about welfare conditionality in the Netherlands and more particularly ‘Tegenprestatie’. Roughly translated into English this refers to the ‘civic contribution’ that Dutch people are required to make when in receipt of social assistance benefits. View his presentation to ‘De zin en onzin van de Rotterdamse Tegenprestatie’, Rotterdam, January 18th 2017
Research team member Katy Jones, from the University of Salford, made a presentation on service users who are ‘just about managing’ in the labour market. This group includes those working variable hours, part-time, and self-employed. The presentation was made to the ‘Developing future agendas in welfare to work research’ conference, University of Leeds, 27 January 2017. View the presentation
Research team member Beth Watts from Heriot-Watt University presented our findings on social housing at HQN’s ‘Unconditional Support or Tough Love?’ event in Birmingham recently. Her presentation posed a number of questions for debate:
- Are we seeing increased levels of conditionality in the social housing sphere? How is this manifesting?
- To what extent is intensifying conditionality intended to bring about behavioural change on the part of tenants?
- What are the prime motivating factors lying behind any such behavioural change agenda?
This report follows the event hosted by Glasgow Homelessness Network and Crisis, with the support of our Economic and Social Research Council-funded Welfare Conditionality project, at the Adelphi Centre, Glasgow, on Tuesday 25 October 2016.
Our project gave evidence in March 2016 to the SSAC’s consultation on the important issue of decision making and mandatory reconsideration in the welfare benefits system, which has now reported. A number of respondents in our study who had been sanctioned and took action to initiate mandatory reconsideration or appeal found the process complex, time-consuming, lengthy and costly. Because of these factors the majority did not pursue a mandatory reconsideration or appeal.
Our Glasgow event to present our first wave findings took place on 9 June 2016.