The welfare state – can we afford it?



Jon Glasby 

Professor  Jon Glasby

“Although it is doing many of the wrong things, the current Coalition’s diagnosis of the problems is closer to the truth
than many would like to admit. Many commentators agree that the current cuts are too much too soon, and that they could hit the poorest hardest.”

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Karen Rowlingson


Professor  Karen Rowlingson

“The modern welfare state was born at a time of much greater economic misery than we are experiencing now. In the aftermath of war, when the country was bankrupt, the government introduced fundamental reforms, not least with the introduction of the National Health Service.”

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