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Saving Our Safety Net Fact of the Week: 85% of tax and benefit ‘savings’ have been at the expense of women

06 Feb 2015, by in Society & Welfare

Yesterday the Independent Inquiry Into Women and Jobseeker’s Allowance published Where’s the Benefit. Chaired by Amanda Ariss of the Equality and Diversity Forum and co-ordinated by the Fawcett Society, the Inquiry reported important findings about how JSA indirectly discriminates against women. But I want to start with the report’s findings about the wider context, which…

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Magna Carta and Social Security

03 Jan 2015, by in Society & Welfare

This year (15 June) we’ll mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta. The commemorations will include a TV documentary, a Magna Carta cycle trail, a visit by 800 American lawyers and, I kid you not, a new roundabout on the A308. A lot of the people I usually agree with will be…

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