The future of welfare - a Tawney warm up

The Welfare State is in a state of crisis – at least that is what the British public thinks. According to new research from Theos, nearly nine in ten agree that the welfare state is currently “facing severe problems”. 

The Future of Welfare asks the key question underlying this sense of crisis: what is welfare for? Without thinking through the purpose of welfare, it argues, we are unlikely to reform it in anything more than a piecemeal and pragmatic way.

With a wide range of contributions from politics, think tanks and academia, a foreword from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and an afterword from Tony Blair’s former Head of the No. 10 Policy Unit, The Future of Welfare is a uniquely broad and important contribution to one of the biggest domestic political debates of the early 21st century. 

As we lead up to this year's Tawney Dialogue with Rachel Reeves MP and Dr Anna Rowland, titled 'Welfare: Sinful waste or moral obligation?', Theos are providing the perfect warm-up with the launch of the report, to talk with the contributors and discuss the Future of Welfare on Monday 24th February in the MacMillan Room, Portcullis House. 

The evening will begin at 6.30pm with a discussion of the report, followed by questions, discussion, and drinks.

With a wide range of contributions from politics, think tanks and academia, a foreword from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and an afterword from Tony Blair’s former Head of the No. 10 Policy Unit, The Future of Welfare is a uniquely broad and important contribution to one of the biggest domestic political debates of the early 21st century. 

RSVP to events@theosthinktank.co.uk by 17th February to confirm your attendance.

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