News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

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What is Britain First – the far-right group retweeted by Donald Trump?

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Chris Allen discusses the far-right street movement Britain First
Date:
04/12/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

University of Birmingham Social Work programme represented at Social Worker of the Year Awards

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Two University of Birmingham graduates have each won prizes at the 2017 Social Worker of the Year Awards which took place on Friday 24th November.
Date:
28/11/2017

David Willetts interview: 'We need a broader view of what constitutes a good university'

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Karen Rowlingson in The Conversation: As a minister in the coalition government, Willetts introduced £9,000 tuition fees. In an interview as he publishes a new book, he says the system is well-designed and fair.
Date:
24/11/2017

The Housing Package

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David Mullins in the Birmingham Perspective: "The most positive announcement for housing tenants was the U Turn on Universal Credit implementation to abolish the 7 day period with no entitlement to benefit and to continue to pay Housing Benefit for two weeks after a Universal Credit claim is made. This will ease the misery for claimants and reduce rent arrears issues for landlords but there is much more to be done."
Date:
24/11/2017

NHS funding: some temporary respite

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Professor Judith Smith in the Birmingham Perspective: "For the NHS, this Budget settlement represents more of what the Comprehensive Spending Review offered – a crisis deferred not averted. New money is insufficient to address deep-seated problems, and the Chancellor is linking it to achieving waiting list and other targets that are already proving way out of reach for the NHS."
Date:
24/11/2017

HCRG Report - Housing measures in the Chancellor's 2017 Autumn Statement

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After many years of watching and waiting for a budget headlining measures to address what even the latest Housing White paper referred to as 'a broken housing market' the general reaction must be one of disappointment.
Date:
23/11/2017

Podcast: Birmingham's Muslims: in the city, of the city

Podcast: Birmingham's Muslims: in the city, of the city
Description
Listen to a full podcast of this engaging event, which sought to consider the history and diversity of Birmingham's Muslim communities alongside reflecting on notions of belonging, inclusion and 'home' among others.
Date:
14/11/2017

Why financial inequality can't simply be blamed on older people hoarding their wealth

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Professor Karen Rowlingson discusses the results of her project which explores intergenerational relationships within families by examining the giving and receiving of lifetime gifts.
Date:
09/11/2017
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