Tag Archives: welfare reform

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

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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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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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Coalition ‘in denial’ about food bank use, according to new report

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The coalition needs to “own up to the role it’s playing” in the growth of food banks, a new report says.

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‘He lived on field mushrooms and borrowed eggs': how the coalition is dismantling the welfare state

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The coalition is moving toward a welfare system that is surreal in its cruelty, writes Annie Powell.

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People hit by Bedroom Tax choosing between eating and heating

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People hit by the hated Bedroom Tax are choosing between eating and heating, with three quarters cutting back on food bills, according to a new report.

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The Bedroom Tax nine months on

Nine months on from the implementation of the bedroom tax, Gloria Roberts looks at the impact it’s had so far.

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Bristol woman ‘killed herself after benefits were stopped’

A Bristol woman who suffered severe pain due to slipped discs in her back and neck has taken her own life after having her benefits stopped.

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Rising sanctions will mean ministers blow the trumpet – but we could be forcing people through the safety net

Tom MacInnes of the New Policy Institute looks at the number of sanctions imposed on recipients of Jobseeker’s Allowance.

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Major incompetence: IDS’ reforms descend into chaos

As someone who joined the Labour Party under John Major’s period as Prime Minister, I find it odd to agree with his comments on Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms.

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TaxPayers’ Alliance welfare proposals save little money, but add to misery

The Taxpayers Alliance has released a new report on welfare dependency, but the proposed solutions do little to save costs and only adds to hardship.

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