We need to talk about our rights as members of the public rather than letting corporations define them, writes Matt Hawkins.
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The DWP has been advising jobcentres on referring benefit claimants to food banks – despite the government’s insistence that food banks do not form part of the welfare system.
The professed aim of the introduction of Universal Credit is to boost the personal responsibility of claimants, smooth the passage to work and prepare out-of-work claimants for their next job. There are a number of problems with Universal Credit, however – problems which haven’t been given anywhere near the amount of coverage by the press that they warrant.
It’s regularly assumed that progressives can’t win the debate on welfare, and must outflank conservative opinion from the right. But looking at polling data more closely, this might not be the case.
The coalition’s government’s welfare reforms will hit low-middle income families in Wales the hardest, according to a report produced for the Welsh government.
The public want more, not less, spent on welfare, the NHS and education, according to a new poll by ComRes for ITV.