External provider social loans: Joining-up financial inclusion and social fund reform.

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dc.contributor.author Buck, Trevor, 1951-
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-23T10:00:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-23T10:00:07Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Buck, T.(2010) External provider social loans: Joining-up financial inclusion and social fund reform. Journal of Social Security Law, 17(1), pp.39-57 en
dc.identifier.issn 1354-7747
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/3191
dc.description.abstract This article examines the way in which policy has been developed in relation to the recent reforms to the Social Fund, in particular the ‘‘external provider social loan’’ scheme; policy that has now found its way into the Welfare Reform Act 2009. It then outlines and comments on the relevant statutory provisions in the Act and discusses a number of issues arising from these reforms. The article concludes that: the DWP’s consultation in December 2008 was unfortunately a hurried affair; there remain more radical proposals to join up a reformed social fund within the financial inclusion agenda; a full evaluation will only be possible when the details of the scheme appear following further consultation; and, the Government would be wise to rethink its current plan to disapply the social fund review processes to the external provider social loans. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sweet & Maxwell en
dc.subject community care grants en
dc.subject budgeting loan en
dc.subject crisis loan en
dc.subject external provider social loan en
dc.subject financial inclusion en
dc.subject credit unions en
dc.subject social fund en
dc.title External provider social loans: Joining-up financial inclusion and social fund reform. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Administrative Justice
dc.researchgroup Human Rights
dc.researchgroup International and European Union Law
dc.researchgroup International Child Law
dc.researchgroup Social Security Law
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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