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How The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Tory Party

Yesterday the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, who claim to be an anti-poverty think tank, held their annual lecture.  Coming at a time of soaring homelessness, brutal benefit sanctions and more cuts on the way you might have expected this event to discuss how to best resist, or at least mitigate the impact of what is to come. 872 more words

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How Islington's Labour Run Council Are Dancing To Iain Duncan Smith's Tune

So the doctor says to their patient “I’ve got some good news, and some bad new.   The bad news is you’ve only got six months to live … but the good news is that I’ve found you a temporary job working in Poundland.” 803 more words

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Over Half Of All Businesses Launched On Government Enterprise Scheme Would Be Shut Down Under Universal Credit

Over half of all small businesses launched under the DWP’s flagship New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme will be ruthlessly closed down when draconian new benefit conditions for self-employed people are introduced as part of Universal Credit. 912 more words

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Working Full Time And Think You're Safe From The Jobcentre? Not If The DWP Get Their Way.

A study released by the DWP today shows that tens of thousands of Tax Credits claimants  – some of them with full time jobs – have received letters and texts encouraging them to contact government busy-bodies for advice on how to increase their earnings by finding a new job or gaining promotion. 883 more words

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Redefining Child Poverty Doesn't Tackle the Issue - The Government Must Show That All Kids Count

Megan Jarvie

Policy Officer at the Child Poverty Action Group

After some time on the back-foot, if not in headlong retreat, common sense won out last night in the latest stage of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill’s passage through parliament. 683 more words

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Big Disability Rides To The Rescue With Too Little Much Too Late

In an unprecedented show of absolutely fuck all, members of the Disability Benefits Consortium – which includes some of the UK’s largest disability charities – have written a stern letter to Iain Duncan Smith asking him not to cut disabled people’s benefits. 629 more words

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