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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ed Miliband Defends Vote Policy On Welfare Sanctions

Ed Miliband Defends Vote Policy On Welfare Sanctions | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Despite party rebellion Labour leader justifies ordering own MPs not to vote against emergency bill or block principle of sanctions
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Poorest set for 'perfect storm' on benefit cuts: the low-paid, disabled and jobless will be hit hardest

Poorest set for 'perfect storm' on benefit cuts: the low-paid, disabled and jobless will be hit hardest | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Britain's poorest will be hit by a "devastating" barrage of new cuts and taxes tomorrow, as a range of government welfare changes are introduced.
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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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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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Jobcentre staff are being used

Jobcentre staff are being used | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
AS the vicious Con-Dem cuts continue to hit people across the country it has emerged that Jobcentre staff are now being told they must hit targets and prevent people getting the benefits they are entitled to. ...
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1,200 people apply for just NINE jobs at new Longwell Green store

1,200 people apply for just NINE jobs at new Longwell Green store | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
MORE than 1,200 people applied for just nine jobs at a new shop opening in Longwell Green.Nationwide retailer DFS were inundated with applications, receiving an average of 130 for every role.One...
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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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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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£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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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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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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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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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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Welfare cuts unjust, say churches

Welfare cuts unjust, say churches | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Four churches join forces to accuse the government of making cuts in welfare payments they say are unjust and target society's most vulnerable people.
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Poorest set for 'perfect storm' on benefit cuts: the low-paid, disabled and jobless will be hit hardest

Poorest set for 'perfect storm' on benefit cuts: the low-paid, disabled and jobless will be hit hardest | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Britain's poorest will be hit by a "devastating" barrage of new cuts and taxes tomorrow, as a range of government welfare changes are introduced.
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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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Jobcentre staff are being used

Jobcentre staff are being used | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
AS the vicious Con-Dem cuts continue to hit people across the country it has emerged that Jobcentre staff are now being told they must hit targets and prevent people getting the benefits they are entitled to. ...
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