The indispensable annual British Social Attitudes survey compiles, describes and comments on a range of current social attitudes. The series charts changes in British social values, with annual surveys carried out from a nationwide sample of around 3,500 people by the National Centre for Social Research's team of interviewers. The 18th Report summarizes and interprets data from the most recent survey, and makes comparisons with findings from previous years. `The Rolls Royce of opinion surveys' - The Times

What We Want from the Welfare State

What we want from the welfare state

When the Conservative Party came to power in 1979, they argued that excessive public expenditure was at the heart of Britain's economic difficulties and that the levels of taxation needed to finance past rates of growth in public spending had become unsustainable (Burchardt and Hills, 1999). Since then, the welfare ...

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