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General election 2017 and the insidiousness of austerity politics

Craig Berry

The Corbyn ‘surge’ denied the May government the majority it took for granted – but the implication that austerity in the UK is over is far from clear There is little doubt that austerity has been dented by the outcome of the 2017 general election. But the notion that Theresa May’s failure to win a majority for the Conservative Party, … Continue reading

15 June 2017 by
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Call for Papers: The political economy of Brexit: Implications for the labour market, free movement and the UK welfare state

Workshop 16 September 2016, University of Sheffield This workshop analyses the possible implications of the Brexit vote for three key domestic policy areas: free movement, the labour market and welfare provision. Brexit is likely to have profound consequences for each of these areas. For example, many employment rights in the UK are underpinned by European directives. Similarly, the free movement … Continue reading

20 July 2016 by
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Andrew Gamble book launch at the Resolution Foundation – watch the event

On Monday May 9th at an event hosted by the Resolution Foundation, Professor Andrew Gamble, Professorial Fellow at SPERI, outlined the main findings from his new book ‘Can the Welfare State Survive?‘ Following the global financial crisis deep cuts to welfare budgets have become a default policy response for policymakers around the world. Andrew’s book explores the history of the … Continue reading

11 May 2016 by
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Can the Welfare State Survive? Andrew Gamble book launch, hosted by the Resolution Foundation

On Monday May 9th, at an event hosted by the Resolution Foundation in London, Professor Andrew Gamble, Professorial Fellow at SPERI, will launch his new book Can the Welfare State Survive? Following the global financial crisis deep cuts to welfare budgets have become a default policy response for policymakers around the world. Andrew’s book explores the history of the welfare state, … Continue reading

19 April 2016 by
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