Providing A Social Security System Fit For The Future

The fact that a majority of people in poverty live in working households is a scandal, and one that Labour, the party of dignity at work, will have a special responsibility to address on returning to power. Correcting the mistakes and false promises that underlie the Tory government’s flawed universal credit will be an early priority. Last month, I suggested five ‘quick fixes’ to universal credit, to help make work pay and achieve its stated goal of ‘[removing] the barriers to work and earning more by providing the stronger financial incentives to encourage people to work and for those in work to increase their earnings’.

Read more from Kate Green for the Huffington Post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/providing-a-social-security-system-fit-for-the-future_uk_5a7ae2f7e4b01109985cd8ff