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DWP 'punishing' low-paid full-time workers under new benefits rule

DWP 'punishing' low-paid full-time workers under new benefits rule | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Critics say scheme under which working people claiming universal credit can be fined for failing to do enough to find more work is ‘political dynamite’

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Professor Peter Dwyer is part of the ESRC funded  Welfare Conditionality project research team at the University of York.

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Tax credits vote: PM accuses Lords of breaking constitutional convention

Tax credits vote: PM accuses Lords of breaking constitutional convention | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

‘Rapid review’ sought after peers vote to delay tax credit cuts until compensation scheme for low-paid workers is worked out

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Boris clashes with ministers as he demands: Protect the low paid

Boris clashes with ministers as he demands: Protect the low paid | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the row overshadowed the Tory party conference in Manchester, one Conservative backbencher warned David Cameron the issue could become the party’s ‘Poll Tax’.

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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We must rethink society to be fair to all age groups

We must rethink society to be fair to all age groups | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the budget favours older people, young workers and families deserve the same chances

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families

'There’s never any money left': threat of welfare cuts alarms Blackburn families | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Wednesday’s budget is expected to include sweeping cuts to child and working tax credits, leaving families dependent on them anxious about the future

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Article cites analysis from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Nearly half disability benefit claimants have a mental illness

Nearly half disability benefit claimants have a mental illness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Institute for Fiscal Studies highlights the 'dramatic' rise in the number of people claiming disability benefit because they have a mental illness
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The article cites analysis by the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Welfare cuts cost disabled £2,000 a year

Welfare cuts cost disabled £2,000 a year | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research reveals true cost of cuts on most vulnerable
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The author of the report, Steve Fothergill, is a professor at the ESRC-funded Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR).


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Universal credit and the benefits overhaul

Universal credit and the benefits overhaul | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The introduction of the government's flagship universal credit payment marks the biggest overhaul of the benefits system since the 1940s.

Potentially, the change will affect nearly eight million people.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Benefits bill 'virtually unchanged' in four years

Benefits bill 'virtually unchanged' in four years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies finds that the biggest cuts in the welfare system are 'yet to come' and that people of working age could see their benefits slashed by 23 per cent.

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Article cites figures from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Families hit by cuts, report says

Families hit by cuts, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Families with young children and poorer households have been worst affected by government changes to tax and benefits, according to a new report.

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The report cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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