Today’s official figures show that the economic depression has finally ended but what the headlines haven’t covered is the number of public services cut in the name of austerity. So, while the economic downturn was temporary it appears that the cuts are permanent.
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Today we launched the Saving Our Safety Net campaign, which aims to defend the welfare state so it is able to provide timely support to people when they need it the most. This short animation gives a quick overview of the ‘five-week wait’ – the government’s proposals to force people to wait at least five…
Today’s labour market figures show that unemployment continues to fall. While this is positive news, the wider picture of unemployment across the UK shows that there are still over six million people that want a job… That’s more than 10 times the number of job centre vacancies!
We have turned our Prezi into a short video to show that what the government calls welfare reform is destroying the safety net that any of us might need, and that millions rely on to make ends meet.
CEO Antony Jenkins thinks he can make it better by waiving his bonus. But as the bonus of a FTSE100 CEO is only ever a fraction of their total pay, he’s only really giving up the tip of the cashberg.
Think that ‘welfare reform’ cuts money from those playing the system to make it fairer for the hard-working majority? But most who lose are working. Many who have paid into our national insurance system for years now find they get far less help when they deserve it most. Come with us down a typical street…