Under what circumstances can a person expect help from the state?
Calls for employers to adopt the “living wage”—£8.80 an hour in London and £7.65 in the rest of the UK—are growing louder. Based on the basic cost of living, it is adopted voluntarily by...
The most important lesson we can learn from recent history is that putting equality at the top of the agenda won't eliminate poverty, it might make it more widespread
The GOP's brinkmanship, bent coppers and tough love
Cutting benefits is not the way to bring down borrowing
Prospect's pick of our recent articles on welfare
Bronwen Maddox introduces the June issue