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DWP 'punishing' low-paid full-time workers under new benefits rule

DWP 'punishing' low-paid full-time workers under new benefits rule | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Critics say scheme under which working people claiming universal credit can be fined for failing to do enough to find more work is ‘political dynamite’

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Professor Peter Dwyer is part of the ESRC funded  Welfare Conditionality project research team at the University of York.

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Tax credits vote: PM accuses Lords of breaking constitutional convention

Tax credits vote: PM accuses Lords of breaking constitutional convention | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

‘Rapid review’ sought after peers vote to delay tax credit cuts until compensation scheme for low-paid workers is worked out

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Boris clashes with ministers as he demands: Protect the low paid

Boris clashes with ministers as he demands: Protect the low paid | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the row overshadowed the Tory party conference in Manchester, one Conservative backbencher warned David Cameron the issue could become the party’s ‘Poll Tax’.

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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We must rethink society to be fair to all age groups

We must rethink society to be fair to all age groups | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the budget favours older people, young workers and families deserve the same chances

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families

'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wednesday’s budget is expected to include sweeping cuts to child and working tax credits, leaving families dependent on them anxious about the future

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Nearly half disability benefit claimants have a mental illness

Nearly half disability benefit claimants have a mental illness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Institute for Fiscal Studies highlights the 'dramatic' rise in the number of people claiming disability benefit because they have a mental illness
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Welfare cuts cost disabled £2,000 a year

Welfare cuts cost disabled £2,000 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research reveals true cost of cuts on most vulnerable
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The author of the report, Steve Fothergill, is a professor at the ESRC-funded Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR).


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Universal credit and the benefits overhaul

Universal credit and the benefits overhaul | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The introduction of the government's flagship universal credit payment marks the biggest overhaul of the benefits system since the 1940s.

Potentially, the change will affect nearly eight million people.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Benefits bill 'virtually unchanged' in four years

Benefits bill 'virtually unchanged' in four years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies finds that the biggest cuts in the welfare system are 'yet to come' and that people of working age could see their benefits slashed by 23 per cent.

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Families hit by cuts, report says

Families hit by cuts, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Families with young children and poorer households have been worst affected by government changes to tax and benefits, according to a new report.

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The report cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Low income households hardest hit, warns IFS

Low income households hardest hit, warns IFS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Tax and benefit changes brought in by Coalition government have hit the poorest and families with children, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
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BBC Radio 5 live - Benefits cap getting more to work

BBC Radio 5 live - Benefits cap getting more to work | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Benefits cap getting more to work.

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Programme cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

Starts at 01:02:38 and concludes at 01:02:58

Programme first aired 15/12/2014


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Benefits cap getting 'more to work'

Benefits cap getting 'more to work' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government's cap on benefits is providing an incentive for people to find work, new research has suggested.

Studies for the Department for Work and Pensions found those affected by the cap were 41% more likely to get a job than people who were unaffected.


Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the benefits cap was "changing attitudes and behaviour".


But the Institute for Fiscal Studies said savings from the cap were "small".

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Article features analysis from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Tax credit climbdown would threaten welfare cap, IFS warns

Tax credit climbdown would threaten welfare cap, IFS warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies says watering down planned changes would make it impossible for George Osborne to keep welfare spending below £115bn

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Osborne: public support for welfare system will be lost without reforms

Osborne: public support for welfare system will be lost without reforms | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Chancellor rejects calls to water down his plans to cut tax credits in interview with Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner

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Article cites Paul Johnson, Director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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UK tax and benefit changes worsening inequality, IFS warns

UK tax and benefit changes worsening inequality, IFS warns | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Institute for Fiscal Studies says that in-work benefits help close the gap between rich and poor over a worker’s lifetime

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Child Tax Credits? Already Being Cut

Child Tax Credits? Already Being Cut | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The cuts have already come.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Britain has 1% of world population but spends 7% of all benefits

Britain has 1% of world population but spends 7% of all benefits | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Chancellor insisted that the current benefits system is 'completely unsustainable' and changes were needed to make it fairer to working people who pay tax to fund the welfare state.

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Article cites findings from a report at the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies


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Generous welfare benefits make people more likely to want to work, not less

Generous welfare benefits make people more likely to want to work, not less | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Survey responses from people in 18 European countries, including the UK, showed that 'the notion that big welfare states are associated with widespread cultures of dependency, or other adverse consequences of poor short term incentives to work, receives little support.'

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The article cites the ESRC-funded European Social Survey (ESS).

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Universal pensioner benefits will be protected under Tories, says Cameron

Universal pensioner benefits will be protected under Tories, says Cameron | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Prime minister also promises single-tier pensions system as he says benefits such as winter fuel allowance would be protected if party wins election

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Article quotes Paul Johnson, director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The benefits cap doesn't work – here's why

The benefits cap doesn't work – here's why | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

David Cameron has announced plans to reduce the annual benefits cap from £26,000 to £23,000 per year if the Conservative Party wins the general election. While the cap is undoubtedly popular with the public, it has saved very little money for the public purse.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Cutting pensioner benefits would not make 'huge' savings, says Cameron

Cutting pensioner benefits would not make 'huge' savings, says Cameron | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Prime Minister gave his clearest signal yet that he will repeat his 2010 pledge to protect pensioner benefits, saying it was a matter of 'fairness' to ensure handouts continue for over-65s.

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Tax rises and benefit cuts costing every family £1,127 a year

Tax rises and benefit cuts costing every family £1,127 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Middle earners and the very rich have escaped 'remarkably unscathed' from the austerity programme - with those without children actually gaining financially from the changes.

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Coalition's tax and benefits changes hit low income families harder than any other group

Coalition's tax and benefits changes hit low income families harder than any other group | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Low income families have been hit hardest by the Coalition’s tax and benefit changes since 2010, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) think tank.

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Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs

Benefits cap NOT helping poor find jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found the “large majority” of those hit by the welfare clampdown had failed to find a job or been able to move to a cheaper house

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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