TUC chief warns against PM’s bid to deprive workers of rights
Wednesday 9th Dec 2015
posted by Luke James in Britain
Police budgets in England protected from real-terms cuts, but forces expected to share resources.
Abolition of planned £4.4 billion tax credit cuts
Welfare cuts maintained at £12 billion
Thursday 26th Nov 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
A FORMER Tory benefits butcher was condemned yesterday for landing a plum job at public expense after her constituents sacked her in the general election earlier this year.
Esther McVey was Tory MP for Wirral West constituency in Merseyside from 2010 until she lost her seat in May.
Monday 23rd Nov 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
HEARTLESS Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s decision to post job advisers in foodbanks is a ploy to blame poor people for their poverty.
The subtext to this stunt is government determination to slur those who frequent foodbanks as work-shy rather than people driven...
Thursday 29th Oct 2015
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
I WORK for a local organisation that supports vulnerable working-age people in a place where universal credit launches early next month.
A particular postcode area, small but densely populated, will be one of the first to move to the digital version of the new benefit.
Tuesday 27th Oct 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
FORMER Melody Maker journalist Karl Dallas, 84, started a hunger strike yesterday after being told he must repay more than £5,000 in benefits because of a blunder.
A Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) official turned up at lifelong activist Mr Dallas’s home in Bradford...
Wednesday 14th Oct 2015
Ruth Hunt talks to NICK DILWORTH about the statistical chicanery denying work assessment victims open justice
Saturday 10th Oct 2015
A SEVERELY ill man was found “fit for work” and had his benefits stripped weeks before he died.
Ricky Neacey, who had chronic liver failure, was forced to fight the decision to axe his jobseeker’s allowance.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) then made...
Thursday 8th Oct 2015
Patients trying to keep up with rising living costs are forced into poverty
Thursday 1st Oct 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
JEREMY CORBYN faced dissent from within the shadow cabinet yesterday over Labour’s position on the Tory benefit cap.
Shadow ministers have challenged Mr Corbyn’s announcement that the party will oppose the £26,000-a-year limit on benefits for any family.
Thursday 17th Sep 2015