Benefit Smart Cards are condescending and out of touch. They also won’t make a difference.
Category Archives: Sustainable Economy
The benefit freeze announced on Monday (saving: £3bn) is paying for a tax cut for the top 15 per cent (cost: £4bn).
This is part of a plan to hit the poorest as hard as possible with benefit cuts whilst at the same time saying that if you can afford to save you need not pay tax at all.
If Britain does not get more women engineers, parts of that industry will move overseas to where it can recruit the workers it needs.
Labour’s record on child poverty is an admirable one. So it’s even more of a shame that Ed Balls has allowed the axe to fall on child benefit.