Tag Archives: benefits

Austerity (still) won’t balance the books

Povertyj

Austerity not only drives the growing inequality in our society, it drives the divisiveness that demonises the migrant, the welfare claimant or the public sector worker.

Posted in Sustainable Economy | Also tagged , , , , , , | 21 Responses

The myth of migrants ‘flocking’ to Britain’s ‘soft touch’ benefits system

Asylum seekers ncr

The desire to ‘get on’ isn’t confined to affluent Westerners.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , | 79 Responses

Exclusive: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith: Universal Credit questions that need answering

IDS no copyright2j

Existing problems with Universal credit risk being replicated unless you resolve them.

Posted in Good Society | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 63 Responses

Disabled people know what it will take to help them into work. Will Labour listen?

disabled ncr

Labour must prove it has changed its spots since the days of hiring Lord Freud as welfare reform adviser under Tony Blair.

Posted in Good Society | Also tagged , , , , , | 35 Responses

Cameron’s welfare plans risk making young people homeless

Job Centre2j

Without the safety net of a welfare system, many under-25s have no other means of supporting themselves.

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Why the Tories are wrong to compare benefit increases with average earnings

Money no copyrightj

Cameron is blaming those on benefits for his government’s failure to grow the economy and control inflation.

Posted in Sustainable Economy | Also tagged , , , , | 1 Response

On welfare, it is UKIP playing catch up with Labour and the Tories

Nigel Farage ncrj

On Welfare, UKIP is taking its lead from Labour and the Conservatives.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , | 5 Responses

What you need to know about Osborne’s working age benefit freeze

George Osborne ncrj

Your cut out and keep guide to today’sannouncement on freezing working age benefits.

Posted in Sustainable Economy | Also tagged , , , , | 34 Responses

Coalition misses universal credit target (again)

IDS no copyright2j

Just a fraction of the people the government wants to move to Universal Credit have been moved across to the new payment system, according to new statistics from the Department for Work & Pensions.

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Government treatment of non-dependants: the scandal of poverty wages

Thomas Stephens explains how the Coalition are doing nothing to address poverty wages while hurting non-dependants hard

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