New rules for welfare
The significance of work to wellbeing is well established. A review of the welfare system to consider ways of enhancing employment, by Professor Paul Gregg from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, fed directly into the Department for Work and Pensions' white paper on welfare reform December 2008.
The research was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to look at how more people can be helped off benefits and into work.
Professor Gregg's report, Realising Potential, looks at the requirements currently placed on the unemployed and calls for a new attitude to parents with young children and those on incapacity benefit who could work in the future.