Social protection: Key issues for the 2015 Parliament
This section of the Key Issues 2015 publication focuses on areas of social protection including Universal Credit, child poverty, childcare, housing and fixed odds betting terminals.
Examines the slowdown of progress towards tackling child poverty and the prospects of whether the targets will be met by 2020
Should government support for childcare be achieved through direct provision, universal entitlement to free childcare or tax breaks?
Successive Governments have failed to ensure housing supply matches demand
Overview of fixed odds betting terminals, why they are controversial and what the policy options are
Looks at the progress of the Universal Credit programme and the potential impact of a single means-tested benefit system