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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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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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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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No, comrades. Welfare reform isn't about hurting poor people. It's about trying to make them richer

No, comrades. Welfare reform isn't about hurting poor people. It's about trying to make them richer | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Conservative MEP DANIEL HANNAN: A collective madness has seized the BBC and our Left-wing papers. They cannot discuss the Coalition’s welfare reforms without an unfocused rage that no longer bears any relation to the facts.
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Could you live on £53 a week? - Channel 4 News

Could you live on £53 a week? - Channel 4 News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith says he could live on £53 a week - but could he? Channel 4 News looks at the numbers and speaks to one woman who is struggling to cope on this amount of money.
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Change To Disability Benefits Appeals Process Could Leave People Penniless

Change To Disability Benefits Appeals Process Could Leave People Penniless | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A double whammy of a revised appeals process and the abolition of legal aid threatens to deny benefits to vulnerable claimants
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Prove it! 240,000 call on Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week

Prove it! 240,000 call on Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A petition calling on Iain Duncan Smith to demonstrate he can live on £53 per week passed 240,000 signatures today.
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How fair are changes to the benefits system? | Left Foot Forward

How fair are changes to the benefits system? | Left Foot Forward | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
To get an idea of just how fair the changes to the tax and welfare system are, Left Foot Forward have compiled a quick overview of some the changes and given them each a fairness score out of 10.
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Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim

Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Campaigners vowed to make benefit cuts unworkable today after Iain Duncan Smith dismissed claims he was slashing welfare
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Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim

Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Campaigners vowed to make benefit cuts unworkable today after Iain Duncan Smith dismissed claims he was slashing welfare
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900,000 choose to come off sickness benefit ahead of tests - Telegraph

900,000 choose to come off sickness benefit ahead of tests - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Nearly 900,000 people who were on incapacity benefit dropped their claim to the payments rather than undergo a tough medical test, latest government figures show.
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Iain Duncan Smith found out the true depth of feeling over Tory benefit cuts

Iain Duncan Smith found out the true depth of feeling over Tory benefit cuts | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
THE Tory minister was in for a shock when he was ambushed by disabled campaigners on his visit to Scotland.
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IDS: Welfare Reforms Won't Cut Benefit Bill

IDS: Welfare Reforms Won't Cut Benefit Bill | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith says controversial benefit reforms, which come in to force next week, will not cut the UK's welfare bill.
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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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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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£53 a week: ‘You can live on that money only
if you have nothing to live for’

£53 a week: ‘You can live on that money only<br/>if you have nothing to live for’ | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
South Chingford’s estates are one of the less affluent areas in the Work and Pensions Secretary’s constituency in north-east London.
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PISSES ME OFF, EVEN RADIO DJ, RECKONS HE COULD, NO ONE ADDING ON THE BILLS

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Iain Duncan Smith blasts petition calling on him to prove he can live on breadline as

Iain Duncan Smith blasts petition calling on him to prove he can live on breadline as | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The online petition, signed by over 280,000 people, began after the Tory minister insisted in an interview he could get by on that amount
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IDS petition 'went viral very quickly'

IDS petition 'went viral very quickly' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Dom Arvesano who set up a petition calling for the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to prove he can live on £53 per week, says he was surprised it went viral so quickly.
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10 lies we're told about welfare

10 lies we're told about welfare | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Ricky Tomlinson: Has someone made Jim Royle a policy adviser? Millions are being made poorer while we're fobbed off with porkies
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Iain Duncan Smith is not the first MP to try living on benefits – others have failed before him

Iain Duncan Smith is not the first MP to try living on benefits – others have failed before him | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Matthew Parris could not get by on welfare payments in 1984 – and those who followed him have struggled as well, writes Jon Henley
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Iain Duncan Smith: How the Work and Pensions Secretary compares to market trader David Bennett

Iain Duncan Smith: How the Work and Pensions Secretary compares to market trader David Bennett | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Tory sparked fury by telling Mr Bennett he could live on his £7.50 a day income
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Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim

Activists Slam Tory Welfare 'Changes Are Fair' Claim | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Campaigners vowed to make benefit cuts unworkable today after Iain Duncan Smith dismissed claims he was slashing welfare
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Welfare reforms fair - Duncan Smith

Welfare reforms fair - Duncan Smith | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Changes to the UK's welfare system are fair, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith insists, as some of the new measures come into effect.
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Thousands taking jobs 'because of Iain Duncan Smith's benefits cap': He says reforms are changing behaviour

Thousands taking jobs 'because of Iain Duncan Smith's benefits cap': He says reforms are changing behaviour | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Work and Pensions Secretary is due to publish figures next week showing that the Government’s benefits cap is already ‘changing behaviour’ even before it is introduced.
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IDS: Welfare Reforms Won't Cut Benefit Bill

IDS: Welfare Reforms Won't Cut Benefit Bill | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith says controversial benefit reforms, which come in to force next week, will not cut the UK's welfare bill.
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