Social Market Foundation's Ian Mulheirn responds to "Working-age 'welfare': who gets it, why, and what it costs"
JRF's analysis shows that for the vast majority of workless benefit claimants welfare does not provide anything approaching a luxurious lifestyle.
That is why smarter conditionality is a fairer and more effective way to ensure that those who can work are helped to do so, while those who can’t will not be financially penalised.
Our report Vicious Cycles: Sustained employment and welfare reform for the next decade focuses on the direction of welfare reform for the next decade.
Ian Mulheirn, Director, Social Market Foundation