Tag Archives: benefits

Coalition misses universal credit target (again)

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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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Cameron’s migrant benefit move is even worse than you think

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The latest restrictions on migrants claiming benefits won’t only harm migrant workers but also Britons.

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The government’s overall objective should be simple: zero hunger

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Food poverty is an extreme example of what happens when the welfare system breaks down.

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Was the aim of the bedroom tax always to shift debt from the government to benefit claimants?

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The bedroom tax might be the clearest example of the coalition punishing the poor for the financial crisis.

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Government welfare reforms a ‘fiasco’ that are hurting the ‘most vulnerable’ say MPs

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In one instance a claimant was hospitalised due to stress caused by payment delays

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Labour’s ‘benefit cut’ for young people: populist or progressive?

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Some of the criticism of Labour’s welfare plans is misplaced.

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Progressives should back Ed Miliband’s welfare proposals

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Working class voters, who the left is supposed to champion, want a fairer and more contributory welfare system.

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As PIP fiasco joins IDS’ record of failure, it is time for PM to get a grip

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It’s time for David Cameron to get a grip on the chaos which IDS has given rise to at the DWP.

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We need to change the terms of the welfare debate

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While financial prudence is vital if Labour is to win power, we cannot put it before compassion.

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