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2 June 2010
The exposure of millionaire treasury minister David Laws as an expenses cheat is steeped in even deeper hypocrisy than is at first apparent, a London benefits adviser writes.
31 March 2010
The Future Jobs Scheme is the government's new initiative aimed at getting young people back into work. But it appears to be more about driving the young unemployed off benefits, writes Vincent Leonard.
3 December 2008
Welfare to profit: Attacks on benefits paid to lone parents and disabled people will feature in the Queen's speech to parliament this week...
22 July 2008
Work and pensions secretary, James Purnell, has announced a major attack on benefits claimants in his new welfare green paper. His claim that the changes will "transform lives" will be borne out, but disgracefully it will be in a transformation for for the worse...
9 August 2007
THE GOVERNMENT'S Green Paper - Work, Better Off; Next Steps to Full Employment - rolls back many rights and benefits that have formed the basis of Britain's welfare state for 65 years... By Adam Dudley
15 June 2006
THE FIASCO of the tax credit system has hit the headlines again. Stark figures show that millions of low-paid workers are being driven into debt by a system set up to overcome poverty. A London Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) worker writes.
19 May 2005
THE QUEEN’S speech on 17 May shows what Blair intends to do in the first part of his third term...
14 December 2001
NEW LABOUR wants an American-style welfare system in this country. In some ways although they are continuing the Tory cuts they are more astute at packaging the attacks than the Tories, writes Katrine Williams, Cardiff.
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