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DWP Policies and Low-income Households

Transcript of Drew Hendry’s speech in Parliament 17th January 2017

A hard-hitting indictment of the impact of the Governemnt’s austerity measures from the SNP.

Drew Hendry Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Transport)  … 2,021 more words


Delinquent Employers and in-work benefits: Intended and Unintended Consequences

Many low paid and part-time workers are dependent on welfare benefits to bring their income to a level which meets their essential expenditure. This unfortunate fact goes against the prevailing narrative of work-shy, undeserving poor prevalent in the media and used by government to justify deep cuts to the welfare state. 1,092 more words

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Universal Credit training in Hastings

BHT Training is running two full-day Universal Credit courses (the new ‘all-in-one’ benefit that all types of working age claimants are potential candidates for) for people who support clients in the Hastings area: 207 more words


Tories to cut Housing Benefit for half a million existing pensioners – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

The Tories are coming after the pensioner for cuts in housing benefit. Nothing you read below is speculative. It is already Tory policy and a question only of WHEN the Tories hit the pensioner with… 15 more words


Reviews, reprint news and a new free fiction page!

Here’s a quick shout-out that Helen’s Story has received another late review, this time from Peter Coleborn. He writes:

Helen’s Story is so well written the novella flows effortlessly through the reader’s mind, subsuming him or her into this exotic and very erotic tale… Helen’s Story is a tour de force of one woman’s fight to understand her nature – and is quite simply a masterpiece.

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No, austerity clearly hasn’t ‘restored fairness’ to the welfare system

Simon Szreter, University of Cambridge

In an article for The Lancet in early December that was critical of the government’s continuing austerity policy, my colleagues and I argued that contrary to accepted wisdom, history shows that a universal social security system enhances economic growth. 1,129 more words