Tag Archives: Welfare

Policy groundhog day: On immigration, Cameron’s words were nothing new

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If you take the long view on immigration policy, the similarities between Cameron’s speech and the language of immigration over the last twenty five years are striking.

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Three good things and three bad things from Cameron’s immigration speech

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David Cameron’s immigration speech was more nuanced than it was briefed out beforehand. Rather than being yet another draconian crackdown, there were some welcome announcements. On that note, here are three good things and three bad things about the speech.

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Disabled people wait 118,000 years longer than IDS intended

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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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The Tories have overspent by £25 billion on social security

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Figures show that the DWP overspend comes despite debilitating cuts to working people and families.

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Benefit fraud accounts for just 0.7 per cent of welfare spending, new figures show

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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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Austerity (still) won’t balance the books

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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

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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

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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?

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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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Cameron’s welfare plans risk making young people homeless

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Without the safety net of a welfare system, many under-25s have no other means of supporting themselves.

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