From the TUC

LIVE webinar – Making a Contribution: Social security for the future

04 May 2012, by in Society & Welfare

Thanks to everyone who joined us today for a live online seminar on benefits reform, with independent researchers Kate Bell and Declan Gaffney. You can see a recording of the seminar here:

Could National Insurance help make Britain’s welfare state more effective and popular?

Public support for benefits has fallen dramatically. Kate and Declan argue this is due in part to changes in the way benefits are administered. A return to the principles of contributory benefits could be an important step to rebuilding support for the welfare system, and making it work better for more people.

The event is being streamed live from 12:30pm, and you can add your comments or questions to be put to the speakers by sending a Tweet on the hashtag #TUClive, or sending an email to [email protected]– We’ll try to get in as many comments as we can in the time.

For more reading on the issue, see these posts from Kate and Declan, and our own Richard Exell:

One Response to LIVE webinar – Making a Contribution: Social security for the future

  1. The ‘nothing for something’ benefits system | Inequalities
    May 15th 2012, 6:10 am

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