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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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BREAKING: Osborne living in dream world over welfare, says TUC - UnionNews

BREAKING: Osborne living in dream world over welfare, says TUC - UnionNews | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
O'Grady says if Chancellor wants work to pay he should not axe in-work benefits
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Osborne defends bedroom tax | News | Inside Housing

Osborne defends bedroom tax | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
George Osborne has defended the bedroom tax, saying it is ‘only fair’ to treat social housing tenants and private renters the same.
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George Osborne claims Jobseeker’s Allowance is “generous” at £71 a week

George Osborne claims Jobseeker’s Allowance is “generous” at £71 a week | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Chancellor will argue in a speech today that nine out of 10 households lucky enough to have kept their jobs are now better off
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Where do disabled people fit into George Osborne's "aspiration nation"?

Where do disabled people fit into George Osborne's "aspiration nation"? | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
From 1 April, six different cuts to support will start affecting disabled people. The result will be disabled people losing their independence, struggling to heat their homes and forced to withdraw from communities.
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Budget: cutting the poor adrift makes no economic sense

Budget: cutting the poor adrift makes no economic sense | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Observer editorial: George Osborne is creating a three-tier society
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Chancellor eyes up welfare for fresh cuts

Chancellor eyes up welfare for fresh cuts | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

The government has refused to rule out further cuts to disability benefits, after fresh plans to curb spending were announced in this week’s budget.

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Tories nab £2bn from NHS - Morning Star

Tories nab £2bn from NHS - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Chancellor George Osborne was accused today of trying to "claw back" more than £2 billion from the NHS in a desperate bid to make his Budget sums add up.

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Lords reject George Osborne's plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies

Lords reject George Osborne's plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
George Osborne suffered an embarrassing rebuff last night after peers threw out his plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies worth as little as £2,000.
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Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless

Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unemployment has increased by 7,000 to 2.52 million in a blow to the government ahead of the budget but a tragedy for those people who have lost their jobs.
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Charity claims there's 'no place for disabled people' - ITV News

Charity claims there's 'no place for disabled people' - ITV News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Read Charity claims there's 'no place for disabled people' latest on ITV News. All the Money, Politics news
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Public sector pay capped for fifth year as 95,000 strike over Whitehall reforms - Telegraph

Public sector pay capped for fifth year as 95,000 strike over Whitehall reforms - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
More than a million civil servants, teachers and NHS staff were today told their pay will be limited for a fifth year in a row to bring down the public sector salary bill.
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Factcheck: Are disabled people weathering 15% of austerity cuts? | Full Fact

Factcheck: Are disabled people weathering 15% of austerity cuts? | Full Fact | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate.
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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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Osborne distances himself from Thatcher legacy over disability benefits

Osborne distances himself from Thatcher legacy over disability benefits | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Chancellor says former Tory PM's government 'parked' unemployed people on disability benefits
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Osborne distances himself from Thatcher legacy over disability benefits

Osborne distances himself from Thatcher legacy over disability benefits | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Chancellor says former Tory PM's government 'parked' unemployed people on disability benefits
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Austerity Britain: Crippling benefit cuts will leave families £891 worse off this year

Austerity Britain: Crippling benefit cuts will leave families £891 worse off this year | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Nearly 10 million households will be hit by the Tory-led Coalition’s brutal austerity measures
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Mobility News: Over-65s Discontent With Recent Budget, According To Stannah-Commissioned Survey

Mobility News: Over-65s Discontent With Recent Budget, According To Stannah-Commissioned Survey | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

A survey commissioned by leading stairlift manufacturers, Stannah has found that a significant proportion of over-65s are concerned about the 2013 budget.

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Budget: cutting the poor adrift makes no economic sense

Budget: cutting the poor adrift makes no economic sense | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Observer editorial: George Osborne is creating a three-tier society
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Tories nab £2bn from NHS - Morning Star

Tories nab £2bn from NHS - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Chancellor George Osborne was accused today of trying to "claw back" more than £2 billion from the NHS in a desperate bid to make his Budget sums add up.

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Clear Indication Of Further Welfare Cuts To Come, Say Citizens Advice Bureau

Clear Indication Of Further Welfare Cuts To Come, Say Citizens Advice Bureau | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Citizens Advice criticises Budget that ‘gives with one hand and takes away with the other’.
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Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless

Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unemployment has increased by 7,000 to 2.52 million in a blow to the government ahead of the budget but a tragedy for those people who have lost their jobs.
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Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless

Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unemployment has increased by 7,000 to 2.52 million in a blow to the government ahead of the budget but a tragedy for those people who have lost their jobs.
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A million workers face cuts to retirement income as employers pass on higher NI costs - but public sector staff escape

A million workers face cuts to retirement income as employers pass on higher NI costs - but public sector staff escape | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
In another sign of the increasing financial gap in retirement between public and private sector workers, it is the private sector who could lose out under changes to the state pension confirmed in the Government's Budget.
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George Osborne's fairness claim torn apart by graph | Left Foot Forward

George Osborne's fairness claim torn apart by graph | Left Foot Forward | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

This distributional graph of the benefit freeze (blue) and personal allowance measures contained in the budget (red) shows how regressive both measures are.

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