Research Output per year
The convention of parity of social security provision between Northern Ireland and Great Britain is explored as an example of how the uncodified UK constitution allows hasty, nominally temporary responses to chance events to gain decisive force in a particular field of governance or policy. As Northern Ireland’s politicians debate the future of parity to an unprecedented extent and Scotland looks to the development of a new post-referendum settlement of which, the Westminster parties have promised, greater devolved responsibility for “welfare” will play a part, discussion of the lessons of parity for those who would favour meaningful regional control of social security is timely. The author suggests that the key challenge is finding a settlement that affords economically weaker regions genuine policy autonomy without diminution of living standards.
|Journal||Journal of Social Security Law|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2015|
- Social security
- Northern Ireland
- Welfare reform
Simpson, M., 16 Sep 2020, Social security in Greater Manchester. 4 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Other chapter contribution
Universal Credit could be a lifeline in Northern Ireland, but it must be designed with people who use itPatrick, R. & Simpson, M., 30 Jun 2020, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation. 53 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Work and Pensions Committee joint inquiry into welfare policy in Northern Ireland: Joint submission from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, University of York and Ulster University: Interim report on universal credit in Northern Ireland appendedSimpson, M., Patrick, R. & Porter, I., 5 Jun 2019, 34 p. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Research output: Other contribution