In Ed Miliband’s speech on social security yesterday, he set out a number of ways in which the present system pays for failure: having too many people in long-term unemployment; subsidising low paid work; subsidising rents rather than building homes; and not recognising contribution.
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A new council-run foodbank in Hounslow has rules stating they will not give food to people with “chaotic lifestyles” or those who have had benefits sanctioned.
The poor will be the hardest hit in the long-term by the economic downturn as a result of the government’s changes to the benefits system, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
In seeking to justify the government’s reforms to the benefits system, Iain Duncan Smith has previously claimed that there exists a situation in Britain where “three generations of the same family have [often] never worked”. However all the the evidence shows what an insignificant problem “three generations of out-of-work families” are in the grand scheme of things.
The Welsh Conservatives are aping their colleagues in Westminster by calling for tax cuts for the very highest earners at a time when living standards are falling for the majority.
Carl Packman looks at what Demos actually say on cash cards in their report this morning.