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Boom Time For Landlords, The UK's Soaring Housing Benefit Bill

Whilst the Tory Party pat themselves on the back at conference for the misery their welfare reforms have caused, recently updated benefit expenditure figures  make a mockery of any claims that these vicious cuts were carried out to save money. 647 more words

Welfare Reform

The hidden crisis of BAME low-paid workers trapped in poverty with no way out

by Colin Joseph

Recognition that low-paid workers are increasingly finding it difficult to meet living costs is making national news following Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour’s annual conference in Manchester last week. 1,131 more words

Politics

all in it together? i don't think so

You probably remember David Cameron famously telling the country back in 2010 that, “We are all in this together”. So how has that been working out? 272 more words

Poverty

Hard Working Families To Face Triple Whammy Of Benefit Cuts Announces Multi-Millionaire Osborne

The lowest paid working fmilies are to face a triple whammy of in-work benefit cuts multi-millionaire George Osborne announced today.

Those with jobs, but on shit wages, will see Tax Credits, Housing Benefits and Child Benefit all frozen in a real term cut to the incomes of the very poorest should the Tory Party be re-elected next year.  463 more words

Poverty

Competence and candour from George Osborne?...err no, I don't think so!

I have just listened (through gritted teeth and with an increasing rise in blood pressure) to some of Gidiot Osbornes speech at the tory party conference; regarding the reference to the reduction in working age benefits. 320 more words

Benefit Sanctions Are Political Admits Welfare To Work Boss As Housing Charities Flee Work Programme

The Chief Executive of ERSA, the trade body established to lie on behalf of the welfare to work industry, has said that benefit sanctions are ‘political’ and called for a better evidence base for the current regime. 673 more words

DWP

Labour's minimum wage announcement is much weaker than it seems

Ed Miliband goes into this week’s Labour Party Conference with another ‘big’ announcement. He is pledging to raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour. 232 more words

Politics

untynewear reblogged this on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR and commented:

      Business as usual... no real change. And what, if anything, does Ed have to say about raising benefits in line with inflation ?