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Internal coordination of social security in the United Kingdom

Poole, Ed Gareth ORCID: and Ifan, Guto 2019. Internal coordination of social security in the United Kingdom. European Journal of Social Security 21 (2) , pp. 153-162. 10.1177/1388262719844984

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Although social security is traditionally viewed as a highly centralized function in the UK, health care and long-term care have long been devolved to sub-state governments, an arrangement requiring extensive internal coordination agreements. This coordination has various objectives, including ensuring parity of benefits provision in Northern Ireland (where social assistance is devolved) and Great Britain (where it is centralized), securing financial reimbursements for cross-border health care provision, and determining responsibility and eligibility criteria for individuals in need of social care. Further devolution and decentralization of social security benefits over the past decade have made such coordination arrangements even more essential.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 1388-2627
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 April 2019
Date of Acceptance: 17 April 2019
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 22:03

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