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Workfare Abandoned! Mandatory Work Activity and Community Work Placements Both To Be Scrapped

In a major victory for campaigners, two of the main workfare programmes are to be abandoned the DWP has quietly announced today.  Private sector contracts to run Community Work Placements and Mandatory Work Activity will not be renewed says the department in their response to George Osborne’s spending review. 307 more words

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Not All Terrorists Carry Guns, But The Deaths From Osborne's Cuts Will Be Just As Real

It is hard to conceive how a Chancellor can look at people surviving on just a few pounds a day and decide it is them who must have their incomes cut to pay for a financial crisis caused by the rich.  876 more words

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20 Million Hours Of Forced Unpaid Labour: How Much Lower Can So-Called Charities Sink?

The DWP have finally released some information on the performance of Community Work Placements, the mass workfare scheme first announced by George Osborne way back at the 2013 Tory Party conference. 544 more words

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Benefit Cap Back In The Courts, Join The Fight Against This Nasty Policy

Few policies have been as immediately devastating as the Benefit Cap which has seen many families plunged into imminent homelessness overnight as vital Housing Benefits are slashed. 556 more words

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Never Trust A Landlord. How Housing Associations Are Teaming Up With The Workfare Industry

The National Housing Federation (NHF), the umbrella body which represents housing associations, are quietly teaming up with the fraud-ridden welfare-to-work sector in a bid to monetize ‘workless’ tenants in social housing. 460 more words

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How The DWP Is Drafting In Doctors To Promote Iain Duncan Smith's Warped Ideology

Are you working hard enough?  Are you sure?  What if you get sick, or have an accident?  Are you prepared to go to work anyway, even if you don’t think it would be good for your health?  1,157 more words

How George Osborne's Minimum Wage Rise Will Mean Brutal Benefit Cuts For The Self-Employed

Plans to raise the minimum wage will mean a brutal benefit cut for the lowest earning self-employed workers due to complex changes to in-work benefits. 594 more words

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