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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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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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Pickles: 'House homeless in France' » Housing » 24dash.com

Pickles: 'House homeless in France' » Housing » 24dash.com | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Eric Pickles has claimed that the country's housing crisis can be solved by sending homeless families to France.
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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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Welfare reform leaves families '£2.3bn' worse off | News | Inside Housing

Welfare reform leaves families '£2.3bn' worse off | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Low income families will be £2.3 billion worse off as a result of the government’s welfare reforms, says a charity.
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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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Warnings as crisis loans scrapped

Warnings as crisis loans scrapped | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A national scheme to aid vulnerable people in financial trouble is ending just as demand for such help is expected to surge, campaigners are warning.
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Food stamps set to replace crisis loans for most needy: Poverty campaigners alarmed at proposals

Food stamps set to replace crisis loans for most needy: Poverty campaigners alarmed at proposals | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Thousands who find themselves in trouble – many of whom may have had their money stolen or benefits delayed – will get special payment cards
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Shelter: Millions of families struggling - Morning Star

Shelter: Millions of families struggling - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

More than five million families in England face the choice of putting food on the table or keeping a roof over their heads, housing charity Shelter warned today.

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Ros Wynne-Jones Real Britain column: Four families every HOUR being made homeless even before bedroom tax

Ros Wynne-Jones Real Britain column: Four families every HOUR being made homeless even before bedroom tax | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Government’s housing policy has been to bully disabled people, who make up 70% of the households affected by bedroom tax
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Thousands of jobless use food banks

Thousands of jobless use food banks | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Thousands of welfare claimants are being referred to food banks by Job Centre staff over concerns they have not got enough money to eat, the BBC learns.
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Property, theft and how we must breach this sacred line

Property, theft and how we must breach this sacred line | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The 'private good, public bad' madness sees a bedroom tax foisted on the poor while the rich amass vast property wealth
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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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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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£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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Welfare reform leaves families '£2.3bn' worse off | News | Inside Housing

Welfare reform leaves families '£2.3bn' worse off | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Low income families will be £2.3 billion worse off as a result of the government’s welfare reforms, says a charity.
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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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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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The problem with food stamps is that people need more than food

The problem with food stamps is that people need more than food | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Claudia Wood: Prepaid cards have their use, but prescribing what they can buy is folly – what use is food when your boiler has broken down?
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Shelter: Millions of families struggling - Morning Star

Shelter: Millions of families struggling - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

More than five million families in England face the choice of putting food on the table or keeping a roof over their heads, housing charity Shelter warned today.

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Charites and unions line up to warn cuts will devastate poor - Morning Star

Charites and unions line up to warn cuts will devastate poor - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Britain's poorest people face a nightmare of increasing deprivation as coalition cuts bite even deeper this year, unions and charities reported today.

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London food poverty fears grow

London food poverty fears grow | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Increasing number of Londoners unable to afford or access healthy food amid squeeze on benefits and soaring living costs
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Housing benefit bill: MPs warn that 'bedroom tax' will hit poorest

Housing benefit bill: MPs warn that 'bedroom tax' will hit poorest | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Plans to slash the housing benefit bill partly by the introduction of the so-called bedroom tax could have a "severe impact" on the income of Britain's poorest people, MPs warn the Government today.
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Property, theft and how we must breach this sacred line

Property, theft and how we must breach this sacred line | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The 'private good, public bad' madness sees a bedroom tax foisted on the poor while the rich amass vast property wealth
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