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Society & Welfare

Who are the victims of the Chancellor’s latest cuts?

30 Sep 2014, by in Society & Welfare

George Osborne’s announcement that working age benefits will be frozen for two years if the Conservatives win the next election is the latest chapter of a long-running Coalition story. Freezing jobseeker’s allowance, tax credits, universal credit, child benefit, income support and housing benefit is expected to cut spending by £3.2 billion. More importantly, the government’s…

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The other side of the argument

21 Sep 2014, by in Society & Welfare

What do we think of the people we disagree with? Generally speaking, I think most of the people I disagree with deserve respect. They don’t support the same policies as me, but they’re no less honest, well-intentioned or intelligent than me and my friends. But every so often, you come across something that makes you realise…

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Making people wait longer for their benefits: The government admits it’s going to hurt vulnerable people, but are they bothered?

04 Sep 2014, by in Society & Welfare

The government has just published their statutory advisory committee’s comments on their plans to increase the waiting days for Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance. I’m not surprised that the Social Security Advisory Committee is worried that vulnerable people are likely to face extra hardship – as I pointed out in July, the Department…

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