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The Coalition's Social Policy Record: Policy Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015

Ruth Lupton,  Tania Burchardt,  Amanda Fitzgerald,  John Hills,  Abigail McKnight,  Polina Obolenskaya,  Kitty Stewart,  Stephanie Thomson,  Rebecca Tunstall,  Polly Vizard,  January 2015
Paper No' SPCCRR04: Full paper (pdf) | Summary (pdf)
Tags: poverty, exclusion and equalities; poverty and social exclusion; social policy; socio-economic inequalities; tax and benefit policy; income redistribution


This paper summarises nine detailed reports assessing the social policies of the UK Coalition government elected in 2010. What did the Coalition set out to achieve? How much was spent and saved? What policies were enacted and with what effect?