Tax Strategy Group Papers: Advisory group proposed 'two-tier' welfare system

A two-tier social welfare system that would see new claimants getting lower benefits was proposed by a high-level advisory group to the government ahead of the last budget.

29th September, 2012

A two-tier social welfare system that would see new claimants getting lower benefits was proposed by a high-level advisory group to the government ahead of the last budget.

However, the group of senior officials warned that such a move could face a legal challenge and could not be implemented in time for 2012.

The tax strategy group, which outlines the options open to the government for each budget, also warned that 'poverty analysis' would need to...

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