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Don't Believe The Hype: Universal Credit Is No Closer To Being Workable Than It Was In 2010

Jobcentres sources are suggesting that Iain Ducan Smith will attempt to roll out Universal Credit across the country in February 2015.  This will allow the Tories to pretend that the project is on track and functioning in the run up to the general election. 385 more words

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The real hardship behind disability benefit delays

Disabled people face “severe hardship” as a result of delays in receiving the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP), according to a new report.

A survey carried out by Citizens Advice Scotland found recipients of the benefit – which replaces Disability Living Allowance – can wait for up to fifteen months for their claim to be processed. 334 more words

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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

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Poverty: a new analysis

How can we tackle the underlying causes of poverty, instead of just trying to manage the symptoms of it through the tax and benefits system? 274 more words

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The myth behind the "culture of worklessness"

Are there really areas of the country where welfare dependency is so entrenched that most residents are out of work?

The notion of joblessness as a lifestyle choice, which underpinned Channel 4’s… 242 more words

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