The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) recently published the concluding research from the Social Policy in a Cold Climate programme, an analysis of the Coalition's Social Policy Record. These complimented an earlier set of reports covering the Labour government’s social policy record.
This programme examined the effects of the major economic and political changes in the UK since 2007, particularly their impact on the distribution of wealth, poverty, inequality and social mobility. The analysis includes policies and spending decisions from the last Labour government, including the beginning of the financial crisis, as well as those made by the Coalition government since May 2010. All publications can be found here.