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8 July 2015
Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.
8 July 2015
The Tory government intends to slash housing benefit (HB) for low income households.
1 April 2015
Brutal Tory axe to fall on poor: The Tories plan to savagely cut £12 billion from welfare benefits. This brutal axe will fall on disabled people and carers, among many low-income and vulnerable households
25 March 2015
Profits from illness: A Unite union report has revealed that many of the big private healthcare companies aiming to get lucrative contracts from the NHS budget operate through offshore tax havens
28 January 2015
Millions in the UK are suffering the effects of unemployment. For many it's a daily struggle with a complicated bureaucracy, the effects of poverty and the countless rejections from job applications
7 January 2015
The target driven use of punitive benefit sanctions on poor people by this government of millionaires is a national disgrace
5 November 2014
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), a replacement for Incapacity Benefit, was introduced in 2008 for paying benefits to those too ill to work or with a disability
16 July 2014
Tough at the top: Poverty pay and the cost of living crisis are the big issues for many workers and their families. But for those at the top, life it seems couldn't be better
25 June 2014
National scandal: The Living Wage Commission has called for one million workers to enjoy a 'living wage' by 2020. Chairman Archbishop Sentamu said: "Working and still living in poverty is a national scandal."
13 March 2014
Poverty safari: The idle rich used to go on big game safaris. Now it seems that 'poverty safaris' are all the rage
26 February 2014
"We must, as a society, face up to the fact that over half of people using foodbanks have been put in that situation by cutbacks to and failures in the benefit system, whether it be payment delays or punitive sanctions." These aren't the words of an opposition politician or an angry protester
29 January 2014
Not giving Atos: Atos, the private company used by the government to conduct its work capability assessments of disabled welfare claimants, is notorious for accusations of harassing claimants
13 November 2013
On 6 November, the DWP issued figures for Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) claimants sanctioned under new rules brought in from October last year, and last June, writes an advice centre worker.
6 November 2013
On 30 October the Supreme Court quashed the government's appeal against Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson legal victory over workfare, writes Helen Pattison, Youth Fight for Jobs London.
10 July 2013
Child benefit: Before MPs collect an anticipated £10,000 a year pay rise, our hard pressed politicians have been forced to claim expenses on their children
15 May 2013
A survey carried out by the TUC earlier this year revealed that people believe, on average, that 27% of the welfare budget is claimed fraudulently, writes Ben Golightly.
3 April 2013
Like many people I was astounded by the Parliamentary Labour Party abstention on the emergency legislation enacted to undo the legal victory won by Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson against forced workfare, writes Nancy Taaffe
27 March 2013
Con-Dems have no solutions to unemployment: On budget day, the latest unemployment figures were published and showed yet another increase in the number of people out of work, writes Dan Crowter, Coventry Socialist Party.
21 January 2013
Nearly a hundred people braved the cold on Saturday 12 January in Cardiff to protest against attempts to scapegoat benefit claimants
10 October 2012
Benefit booze-ups are a Tory fantasy!: The welfare system has been in the news again this week with Tories threatening a further £10 billion in cuts to the welfare budget, writes Sean Dempsey, Jobcentre worker.
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