The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) sometimes produces good reports but not every time. I have read reports from the JRF about the regeneration of Hulme in the 1990s. They only turned out to be self-publicity for one of those heavilly involved, with Manchester City Council in the regeneration process. The report did not how local residents were not truly involved in the regeneration process, or the fact that in reality, it has been a failure. This report on the bedroom tax did make some valid points but as Joe Halewood, it does not go far enough, in highlighting the total disregard it has on people’s lifes.
Originally posted on SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites):
To explain I use the ubiquitous follow-up piece that the Guardian always does in giving free rein to in this case JRF to ‘sell’ their research to the public as they do here in a piece by its Policy Director Kathleen Kelly.
I took time contemplating whether to comment on this as JRF has produced consistently excellent research for decades and known for consistently producing excellent research. Yet they have been so inept in this bedroom tax report and in their recommendations that it has to be said. So, with some reluctance below is why this…
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