Seminar

Seminar: 'Welfare reform and work incentives in the UK'

Wednesday July 2nd, Stuart Adam (IFS) will present 'Welfare reform and work incentives in the UK'.

Date
July 2, 2014
Time
00:00
Location
CPB-office, Van Stolkweg 14, The Hague

NOTE: THIS SEMINAR IS ON A WEDNESDAY

Time: 13.30-14.30 hours
Location: CPB-office, Van Stolkweg 14, The Hague

Presentation: Stuart Adam (IFS)

Discussant: Rob Euwals (CPB)

Language: English

Registration:  Please register by sending an email to seminars@cpb.nl.

Abstract subject
Since 2010 the UK government has implemented large cuts to income-related transfers as part of a fiscal consolidation. It is also proposing the biggest structural reform of the UK transfer system since the 1940s, combining six separate income-related transfers for people of working age into a single "universal credit" in an attempt to simplify the system and rationalise work incentives - an appealing idea in principle, though implementation has proven problematic and been repeatedly delayed. Here we describe and discuss the reforms, and use micro-simulation techniques to analyse their effects on work incentives across the population.

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