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Merry Christmas from GMWRAG

It has (not quite) become a Christmas tradition for GMWRAG to send out a Christmas message. Looking back at 2014 it’s disturbing to note that as far back as 2011 we said… 349 more words

Welfare Benefits

Cuts mean deaths

A letter a day to number 10. No 948

Wednesday 17 December 2014.

Dear Mr Cameron,

It has emerged this week that the Treasury has admitted that as much as £663m of the Universal Credit IT scam could be written off. 371 more words

Tax Credits and self-employment from April 2015, what you need to know...

The Autumn Statement 2014

Earlier this month the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered the 2014 Autumn Statement to the House of Commons.

This included important changes to how self-employed individuals can claim Working Tax Credit. 886 more words

Autumn Statement

Universal Credit .. In the West Midlands from early next year.

If you didn’t know already, the government recently announced a ‘significant acceleration’ in the rolling out of Universal Credit. This is the new benefit which replaces a whole list of existing benefits that are being phased out, including Housing Benefit. 144 more words

Universal Credit

Is it all just one big joke?

Yesterday Baroness Jenkins implied that the poor are going hungry because they don’t know how to cook…. Now we all know that isn’t the case. We do know how to cook. 338 more words