Will Covid-19 change attitudes towards the welfare state?

Curtice, John (2020) Will Covid-19 change attitudes towards the welfare state? IPPR Progressive Review, 27 (1). pp. 93-104. ISSN 2573-2331

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    Abstract

    Britain’s welfare state has suddenly been presented with a new challenge – to keep the country afloat during the Covid‐19 pandemic. The most immediate pressure is on the health service, whose ability to cope with the numbers needing hospital care is now imposing a constraint on the country’s economic activity. But, after successive years of reining back the scale of welfare provision to those of working age, the government is now also providing – via the social security system – increased levels of support to those who have lost their incomes, as well as subsidising on an unprecedented scale the salaries of those in work.

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