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Benefit cap 'not achieving aims'

Benefit cap 'not achieving aims' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

The government's benefit cap will struggle to meet its aims of encouraging people into work and saving taxpayers' money, a report suggests.


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Bedroom Tax forcing poor to give up their family pets: Ros Wynne-Jones column

Bedroom Tax forcing poor to give up their family pets: Ros Wynne-Jones column | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Hundreds
of families have been forced to leave their cherished pets at animal shelters since the
hated tax was brought in

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Have Tory MPs learned nothing of the consequences of casual rudeness?

Have Tory MPs learned nothing of the consequences of casual rudeness? | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Tanya Gold: When Daniel Kawczynski told a one-legged beggar to get a job he seemed to have forgotten his party has cut disabled benefits

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Don't Get Mad About The Mail's Use Of The Philpotts To Tarnish The Poor – Get Even

Don't Get Mad About The Mail's Use Of The Philpotts To Tarnish The Poor – Get Even | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
30 years of widening inequality stoked by post-2010 rhetoric have built a Tory Narnia riven by distrust. It doesn't have to be like this
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Debate: Are the Philpotts a ‘vile product of welfare UK’?

Debate: Are the Philpotts a ‘vile product of welfare UK’? | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
What’s going on?As we report today, Mick and Mairead Philpott have “lied, play-acted and sought to connive their way out of responsibility for their six children’s deaths”.
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Big Issue founder: Welfare state keeps poor in a trap - ITV News

Big Issue founder: Welfare state keeps poor in a trap - ITV News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
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DWP must reassess impact of ‘bedroom tax’, say MPs | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine

DWP must reassess impact of ‘bedroom tax’, say MPs | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
MPs today urged the Department for Work and Pensions to re-examine the impact of the 'bedroom tax', warning that the Housing Benefit reductions could hit divorced parents and disabled people.
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Richard Godwin: IDS benefits from the lies about welfare

Richard Godwin: IDS benefits from the lies about welfare | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
I can see why people might want to make Iain Duncan Smith live on a £53-a-week salary — but I can’t help wondering what it would achieve.
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Under any welfare system, some deserving people lose and some undeserving people win – Telegraph Blogs

Under any welfare system, some deserving people lose and some undeserving people win – Telegraph Blogs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Let's start with an obvious, though rarely admitted, truth. Under any welfare system as large as ours, there will be hard cases, unintended consequences, anomalies at both ends of the scale.
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Iain Duncan Smith welfare reforms threatened by fraud, warn MPs

Iain Duncan Smith welfare reforms threatened by fraud, warn MPs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
MPs say that “urgent action” is needed to improve the IT system for the scheme which comes into force at the end of this month
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IDS challenged to live on £53 a week by man who gets £156 - Telegraph

IDS challenged to live on £53 a week by man who gets £156 - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The market trader who challenged Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week is receiving three times that amount himself.
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Welfare reform: It's class war, but not in the way you'd expect - Telegraph

Welfare reform: It's class war, but not in the way you'd expect - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Left appears to think welfare reform is sacrilegious – but to the dismay of hand-wringing commentators, those trapped on benefits take a very different view
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A welfare crisis engulfs the nation, but Labour sits idly by - Telegraph

A welfare crisis engulfs the nation, but Labour sits idly by - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Caution has served Ed Miliband well so far, but the time has come for more than rhetoric
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THEIR COLOUR SHOULD B TELLOW

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Benefit cap 'not achieving aims'

Benefit cap 'not achieving aims' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

The government's benefit cap will struggle to meet its aims of encouraging people into work and saving taxpayers' money, a report suggests.


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no surprise here

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Let's Close Down the DWP

Let's Close Down the DWP | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

In the UK today disabled people are astonished by the absurdity of a whole new system that has emerged out of the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) in order to solve the problem of unemployment for disabled people. 


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Why the government is changing disability benefits - Channel 4 News

Why the government is changing disability benefits - Channel 4 News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The government has labelled the 20-year-old disability living allowance outdated, but its proposed replacement has not been widely welcomed. Social affairs editor Jackie Long explains the changes.
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Rent arrears fear at welfare reform - ITV News

Rent arrears fear at welfare reform - ITV News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
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Children of parents on benefits didn't ask for welfare - so don't degrade them publicly

Children of parents on benefits didn't ask for welfare - so don't degrade them publicly | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
I was seven years old when I first discovered that I was a thief.
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The Debate Over Welfare Reform in Britain ... and Even France

The Debate Over Welfare Reform in Britain ... and Even France | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The claim by a wealthy British politician this week that he could live on just a few pounds a day is reigniting debate over how much welfare support governments should provide for the poor.
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Universal credit benefits changes: tenants should have right to choose how rent is paid - Telegraph

Universal credit benefits changes: tenants should have right to choose how rent is paid - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, says he is "enthusiastic about 'making work pay'" but can see "transition problems" when it comes to benefit changes.
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Duncan Smith: MP Complains Over £53 Challenge

Duncan Smith: MP Complains Over £53 Challenge | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Dominic Raab MP raises concerns about an interview that led to a petition urging the Work and Pensions Secretary to live off £53.
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Tory MP complains to the BBC about market trader who challenged IDS on benefits - Telegraph

Tory MP complains to the BBC about market trader who challenged IDS on benefits - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A Conservative MP has made a formal complaint to the BBC after it emerged that a market trader who challenged Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week is receiving three times that amount himself.
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Osborne: we'll stop child benefits leaving UK - Telegraph

Osborne: we'll stop child benefits leaving UK - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Ministers are “wrestling” with ways to stop European Union immigrants from claiming child benefit in the UK and sending it abroad, George Osborne said on Tuesday, as he pledged to restore fairness to the welfare system.
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Welfare reform: It's class war, but not in the way you'd expect - Telegraph

Welfare reform: It's class war, but not in the way you'd expect - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Left appears to think welfare reform is sacrilegious – but to the dismay of hand-wringing commentators, those trapped on benefits take a very different view
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Welfare reform: It's class war, but not in the way you'd expect - Telegraph

Welfare reform: It's class war, but not in the way you'd expect - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Left appears to think welfare reform is sacrilegious – but to the dismay of hand-wringing commentators, those trapped on benefits take a very different view
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