Welfare rights, austerity and the decision to leave the EU: influences on UK social security law

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There are significant implications for social security in the UK arising from austerity and Brexit. This article examines how legal developments relating to the provision of welfare benefits, within these two major, ongoing, policy phases, are being influenced by a range of mainly political and economic factors. It seeks to demonstrate how their susceptibility to these influences underlines the vulnerability of rights in this field.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Social Security Law
Volume25
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2018

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