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The first cuts were not the deepest

by Sandra Webster, SSP national co-spokesperson

While all other parties promised at least to slow down the rate of austerity, and while the SSP’s manifesto was a people’s one, at the heart of the Tories election pledge was to make at least £12billion cuts to benefits.  601 more words

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Minister Against the Disabled?

The title ‘Disabilities Minister’ can be confusing. People can be forgiven for believing that this job is one in which the holder will be an advocate for the disabled, however, in light of the Tories selecting Justin Tomlinson for this role, it is time to alter the title to ‘Minister Against Disabled People.’ 77 more words

At the end of a 15 hour working day....

I’m buzzing. Today has been super productive.

My wife has taken the news that we need to raise a silly amount of cash by September 2016 really well and is working equally as hard as me. 80 more words

Hard Working Families with Savings Should plan for life without Child Benefit or Tax Credits

In 2016 there is a very real possibility that I will lose my job and having spent the last decade working hard (ish) you would think that I would be entitled to some state help. 211 more words

What next for Welfare Reform?

Like most of the country I was surprised at last week’s General Election result. However instead of now waiting for protracted coalition negotiations before knowing the policy direction of the new government, we already have a good idea of what the Conservative programme will look like. 916 more words

Trap for the Self Employed

100% cut for self employed with no child dependants, up to 70% for 
a single parent and up 58% for a couple with children 

Hidden in plain sight – … 524 more words
Minimum Income Floor

Election 2015 Manifesto Review Part 3: Plaid Cymru, the Green Party, the SNP, TUSC, the SSP, the Communist Party

Plaid Cymru want to increase the minimum wage, raise income tax for high earners, crack down on tax avoidance and introduce a Financial Transaction Tax. That’s a pretty good start from the Welsh nationalists. 2,715 more words

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