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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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Flagship £1bn youth unemployment scheme branded a failure

Flagship £1bn youth unemployment scheme branded a failure | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Government’s flagship scheme to tackle youth unemployment has been branded a failure by its own advisers, who have urged ministers to offer a “work guarantee” to jobless under 25-year-olds.

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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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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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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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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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"People like you" worse off under welfare reform | Citizens Advice blog

"People like you" worse off under welfare reform | Citizens Advice blog | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Policy Officer Sue Royston takes a look at George Osborne's speech on welfare reform for people like you
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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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Welfare reform will be 'traumatic for many' | News | Inside Housing

Welfare reform will be 'traumatic for many' | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Welsh communities minister has said the government’s radical welfare reform agenda will have a ‘devastating impact’ on the country.
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Welfare reform will be 'traumatic for many' | News | Inside Housing

Welfare reform will be 'traumatic for many' | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Welsh communities minister has said the government’s radical welfare reform agenda will have a ‘devastating impact’ on the country.
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Living on benefits can you survive on £53 a week?

Living on benefits can you survive on £53 a week? | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

The most significant outgoing is on food. According to a recent Mintel survey, the average weekly spending on food by a family is £85.

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Benefit Cuts: How The Language Of Welfare Poisoned Our Social Security

Benefit Cuts: How The Language Of Welfare Poisoned Our Social Security | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Successive governments prepared the ground for these savage cuts by importing the terminology of dependency from the US
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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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My family cannot afford food: Girl, 8, writes heartfelt letter to MP

My family cannot afford food: Girl, 8, writes heartfelt letter to MP | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
An eight-year-old girl has written a heartfelt letter to a Labour MP about her family's poverty, raising new concerns about the cost of living in the process.

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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
Read Big Issue founder: Welfare state keeps poor in a trap latest on ITV News. All the Politics, Money news
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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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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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£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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"People like you" worse off under welfare reform | Citizens Advice blog

"People like you" worse off under welfare reform | Citizens Advice blog | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Policy Officer Sue Royston takes a look at George Osborne's speech on welfare reform for people like you
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The middle class loves the welfare state – but the poor hate it, because they see the devastating impact it has – Telegraph Blogs

The middle class loves the welfare state – but the poor hate it, because they see the devastating impact it has – Telegraph Blogs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Comfortably off liberals are always bemused to discover that the working classes and poor do not share their love of the welfare state.
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'Welfare' cuts: how the right gets the public on its side

'Welfare' cuts: how the right gets the public on its side | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: How do you change the attitudes of those who support these cuts? The left must appeal to hearts as well as minds
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'Welfare' cuts: how the right gets the public on its side

'Welfare' cuts: how the right gets the public on its side | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: How do you change the attitudes of those who support these cuts? The left must appeal to hearts as well as minds
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Poorest families suffer rate of inflation '30% higher than the richest households'

Poorest families suffer rate of inflation '30% higher than the richest households' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Rising costs mean that many parents are left struggling to provide basics for their children, such as heating, fruit and vegetables, according to the charity Barnardo's.
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