Publications

Our publications are listed below in date order. On the left they are grouped into categories for easy reference.

Evidence to Universal Credit inquiry

October 26, 2017     Leave a Comment

Our project gave evidence the the Commons Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into the rollout of Universal Credit. We told the committee of reports from our interviewees including: frequent financial hardship both in and out of work (one in-work claimant had to use a foodbank), poverty, unmanageable debt, rent arrears and eviction. We found that the long waiting period for an initial payment to be processed (5-6 weeks) in combination with payment delays meant many claimants did not have sufficient income for basic necessities.

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No strings attached? An exploration of employment support services

September 25, 2017     Leave a Comment

WelCond team member Katy Jones presented a paper titled: ‘No strings attached? An exploration of employment support services offered by third sector homelessness organisations’ at the Feantsa European homelessness organisation’s annual conference. This year’s conference, held in Barcelona on 22 September, was themed on the changing profiles of homelessness and implications for services. View Katy’s presentation slides

Evidence to National Assembly for Wales committee

September 21, 2017     Leave a Comment

The Welfare Conditionality Project gave evidence to a session of the National Assembly for Wales’ Equality, Local Government and Communities committee, held in Cardiff. The committee is inquiring into ‘Poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes’, and wanted to hear more about welfare benefits, sanctions and Universal Credit. The project’s Dr Lisa Scullion from the University of Salford, and Dr Sharon Wright, from the University of Glasgow, gave evidence in person. Watch the televised session. Our written evidence was also submitted.

Support, coercion and resistance: social policy in the age of austerity: our PhD symposium 8-9 March 2017

March 20, 2017     Leave a Comment

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

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