Austerity: inequality in the UK

Taylor, Simon Peter (2017) Austerity: inequality in the UK. International Jounal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning, 3 (2). pp. 16-25.

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Abstract

The global banking crash and financial crisis in the period 2007–2008 led to the ushering in of a period of austerity in the UK and across the world. The global debt that had been fuelled by a frenzy of greed was shared by those who could afford it with those who could not which has resulted in greater inequality and in the poor, being punished for the mistakes of the rich. This article looks at the definition of austerity and the figures behind how it was dealt with in the UK and how it has resulted in greater inequality in the country.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Jounal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning
Publisher: Journals Pub
ISSN: 2455-8516
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Departments: Business, Law, Policing & Social Sciences (BLPSS)
Additional Information: Simon Taylor is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Cumbria looking at the survival of small housing associations in today's economic climate. This article was part of work undertaken for his PhD.
Depositing User: SIMON PETER TAYLOR
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 10:07
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 18:55
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3561

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