"The end of entitlement" (PDF)
Authors: Thomas Cawston, Andrew Haldenby and Patrick Nolan
Publication date: October 2009
One of the principal themes of this report is that in an age of financial hardship resulting in increasing pressure on the welfare state, middle class welfare is unsustainable. According to the authors middle class welfare amounts to around £31billion per year and the report states that welfare should be channelled towards those who need it most. The report supports substantially cutting middle class welfare benefits along with handing benefit rules and operation to social enterprises and companies.