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Over a million visits to food banks

01 May 2015, by in Society & Welfare

In the 2014-15 financial year, Trussel Trust foodbanks helped feed families over one million times. As Michael noted when he blogged about this last week, that figure only covers Trussel foodbanks. If you include the ventures run by churches, charities and other community groups the true figure will be significantly higher. It’s worth visiting that…

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Saving Our Safety Net Fact of the Week: Taxing disability benefits would hit hundreds of thousands of low-paid disabled workers

03 Apr 2015, by in Society & Welfare

There’s something (horrible) for everyone in the list of possible benefit cuts leaked to the BBC last week. In this column I want to concentrate on the proposal that people would have to pay income tax on their disability benefits if their incomes including these benefits were over the minimum threshold. According to the BBC,…

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