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A letter a day to number 10. No 1,184
Thursday 20 August 2015.
Dear Mr Cameron,
In a land of plenty which sees 15 million tonnes of food thrown away every year, a nation in which 13 million are living in poverty, over half of whom are in work, we have a social security system which is depriving people of the means of survival on a routine basis. 467 more words
The Justice Select Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of the introduction of tribunal fees and enhanced court fees. The inquiry will look at how the increased fees have affected access to justice, and how they have affected the volume and quality of cases brought. 1,335 more words
David Clapson died with no food in his stomach, three weeks after his Jobseekers Allowance was stopped due to a benefit sanction. David, a 59 year old diabetic who had served in the Army and cared for his late mother, was desperately seeking work when he fell foul of the sanctions regime. 839 more words
This is the first of a series on blogs on issues that arose out of our Summer Afternoon Seminar
The 2015 Summer Budget was a watershed that changed the tax and benefits landscape. 237 more words
Advisers to Iain Duncan Smith say there is no hard evidence that stopping payments to claimants is helping people get jobs
The Social Security Advisory Committee also raises concerns over how job centres deal with recipients of universal credit who are in work. 147 more words