Tag Archives: Iain Duncan-Smith

  1. Universal Credit – a professional idea implemented by amateurs


    November 9, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes it is important to differentiate between an bad policy and incompetent implementation. Universal credit gets a bad rap, but …
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  2. The Coalition’s employment record – Labour’s jobs myths or Conservatives’ massaged figures?

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    January 20, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron has put the Conservatives’ record on employment at their heart of their election battle plan. In a speech …
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  3. The ‘Family Test’ – can anyone really argue with it?

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    November 15, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Conservatives, and by that I mean those who hold the ideological beliefs, not just those who are members of the …
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  4. £1bn a year in benefit fraud…£34bn a year in uncollected tax – which would you target?


    October 22, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I was thinking of Anthony Crosland yesterday when the coalition government announced yet another crackdown on benefit fraud. In 1956 the …
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  5. Universal Credit and Iain Duncan-Smith, doomed to failure?

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    June 26, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are numerous books and articles written about the concept of “government failure”. Governments intervene – mostly with the best …
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