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My report on corporate welfare

Kevin Farnsworth

It’s time to have a grown-up debate in the UK about the other sort of welfare The purpose of my report into British corporate welfare, which featured in the Guardian on budget day, was to bring corporate welfare into the debate about the future shape of the state.  The report raises questions about the role of the government in meeting, … Continue reading

21 July 2015 by
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New SPERI Paper: ‘The British Corporate Welfare State: Public Provision for Private Businesses’ by Kevin Farnsworth

Although it is widely assumed that public services are organised and delivered for the sole benefit of citizens, the reality is very different. In this ground-breaking report, Dr Farnsworth of the University of York seeks to bring corporate welfare into the debate about the respective roles of the state and the market. Private businesses, he argues, heavily depend on the state. All depend … Continue reading

8 July 2015 by
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