From the TUC

Society & Welfare (page 3)

I ❤ redistribution

07 Jul 2015, by in Society & Welfare

You know you’re a nerd when you’ve got a favourite statistic, but you only know you’re a full geek when you can’t stop telling people about it. I’ve really got to write about The Effects of Taxes and Benefits on Household Income, even though it came out last week. I was away on the 29th…

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Child benefit under attack

29 Jun 2015, by in Society & Welfare

In the past five years Child Benefit has been frozen, capped and taken away from better off families. Eroding Child Benefit, a new TUC report out today reveals that a couple with two children are already £5.95 a week worse off as a result and by the time of the next election that loss is…

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The most unequal rich country in Northern Europe

05 Jun 2015, by in Society & Welfare

Last month the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the rich countries’ club) published In it Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All. It develops the argument the OECD has been making for some time about the malign economic consequences of inequality, and presents evidence to show that it is the growing distance between the bottom…

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More Right to Buy – what will go wrong

27 May 2015, by in Society & Welfare

Right to Buy likely to go wrong Worryingly the Queen’s Speech confirms that there will be a bill to extend the Right to Buy to tenants in Housing Associations.  The TUC opposes this measure on two grounds; that the funding model of housing associations would be seriously damaged by such a change; and that we do not believe sufficient…

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