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What do you think about UK benefits?

Do you think we need to change out current benefit system? In 2009-2010, the UK spent £87 billion on benefits. Some argue that people just rely on their benefits and just refuse to work as they see no gain from their usual life. 419 more words


Jam, bread and universal credit

It’s more than 18 months since I  last caught up with the manager of  Greenwich Foodbank  Alan Robinson. So what’s changed since then?

On the face of it the number of people food  has been provided to across the eight foodbanks in the borough has stayed constant in this part of south-east London. 732 more words

London Foodbank

Universal Credit widget

GMWRAGs friends (yes, GMWRAG has friends) at Rightsnet towers have alerted us to the new widget/thingumabob from our slightly more distant friends at LASA (much bigger towers) and the… 266 more words

Welfare Benefits

Thursdays demonstration. Driven to a nervous breakdown and a 70 year old lady devastated.

As soon as I arrived outside Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre I was stopped by a lovely gentleman. He said to me that he had been waiting for me to arrive because he had been told that we would be there. 797 more words

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Under 25? You must spend 48 hours a week looking for work on Universal Credit?

With regards the 48 hour Universal Credit (UC) Claimant Commitment (CC) weekly ‘expected hours’ to look and prepare for work for under 25 year olds, that someone… 462 more words

Universal Credit

Welfare reform will add to pressure on families

Precious little seems certain in post-Brexit-vote Britain. But, depressingly, the facts about poverty are pretty clear, says Alison Garnham

Last week’s official Households Below Average Income data shows UK child poverty is on the rise: 200,000 more kids moved into poverty in 2014-15, taking the total to 3.9 million. 661 more words

Child Poverty