Tag Archives: benefits

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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