Public lecture by Neville Harris, Professor of Law: Law, Complexity and the Welfare System
|Starts:||16:30 2 Apr 2014|
|Ends:||17:30 2 Apr 2014|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
With a response by Upper Tribunal Judge and Emeritus Profssor, Nick Wikeley.
At any point in time the UK’s welfare system provides support to half of the UK population. But our welfare rights are governed by a highly complex legal framework, which few of us can be expected to understand – and which helps to make the system costly to administer and prone to error.
Why is the welfare system so complex? Why are basic welfare rights governed by such complex law? Would simpler rules work – and benefit us all? This lecture aims to address these and related issues, against the background of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 – which aims to simplify the structure of welfare but, some argue, will not reduce its underlying complexity.
Law in a Complex State by Neville Harris was published by Hart in October 2013.
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