Tag Archives: benefits

Boris’ pledge to tackle rough sleeping is a failure which gets worse each year

homelesscovent

The mayor needs to ask himself whether yearly rises in the number of people living on the streets is a legacy he is happy to continue ignoring.

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Coalition is doing nothing to help hungry families

food banks ncrj

Damning new report finds that food banks are carrying out their work completely without government help

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If Osborne takes us back to the thirties, how different will things look?

ramsay

Does Osborne have any right to get ruffled about comparisons with the 1930s?

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Osborne’s policies are deliberately designed to shift money from the poorest to the richest

Natalie Bennettj

Research from LSE has found that the chancellor’s policies have seen the poorest five per cent lose income while the top one per cent have gained.

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Policy groundhog day: On immigration, Cameron’s words were nothing new

David Cameron ncrj

If you take the long view on immigration policy, the similarities between Cameron’s speech and the language of immigration over the last twenty five years are striking.

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Universal Credit may be a waste of money, say auditors

Iain Duncan Smith

New report says the ailing scheme is dependent on assumptions.

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Disabled people wait 118,000 years longer than IDS intended

IDS no copyrightj

900,000 disabled people are waiting a combined 118,000 years longer than intended for assessments and decisions on crucial support.

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Benefit fraud accounts for just 0.7 per cent of welfare spending, new figures show

DWP

Benefit fraud accounted for just 0.7 per cent of welfare spending in 2013/2014, according to new government figures published today.

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Is the Big Issue really being exploited by immigrants?

Homelessness

The Daily Mail cannot decide who to blame for Ed Miliband’s encounter with a begging child.

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The anti-immigration voices have lost the economic argument

Immigration ncrj

The economics of immigration are unambiguous: the anti-immigration voices have lost the argument and should move on.

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