The "Supplementary Benefit Review" was issued by the Department of Health and Social Security on 16 May 1984. Since it is well known that the social security system is in a complete mess, the announcement of a substantial re-examination such as this, surely, can only be welcomed as a long overdue first step towards a major improvement - or can it? This economic perspective considers the merits of the proposals and examines the problems with the current social security system. Alternative approaches are also proposed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Quarterly Economic Commentary|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1984|
- social security
- Supplementary Benefit Review
- public finances