Thomas Stephens explains how the Coalition are doing nothing to address poverty wages while hurting non-dependants hard
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A damning report by the National Audit Office has severely criticised the government’s Universal Credit reforms.
A new study from the British Heart Foundation reveals shocking statistics about how unhealthy British kids are. But if the government is serious about improving children’s health it has to do something about poverty.
Liberal Democrat members would overwhelmingly prefer a post-2015 alliance with Labour to a continuing one with the Tories, according to a new poll for the Liberal Democrat Voice website.
Last week justice secretary Chris Grayling withdrew his proposal to deny those accused in the criminal courts and reliant on legal aid the right to choose who will represent them.
At its AGM on April 14 2013, Amnesty International UK passed a resolution on the Human Rights of sick and disabled people in the UK.
Claims by the coalition government that the UK’s beleaguered manufacturing sector is beginning to show signs of recovery were dealt another blow this week by the reliable Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which showed that manufacturing contracted in the first quarter of 2013.
At a time when the mainstream political discourse seems preoccupied with boosting low pay, living wages and a citizens income it seems odd that the Conservatives would float the idea of reducing the National Minimum Wage. As many have rushed to point out, most evidence suggests that it boosts growth, putting money in the pockets of those most likely to spend