By European standards Britain’s benefits system is far from generous.
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Despite this morning’s Daily Telegraph front page headline, IPPR is not proposing to ‘scrap benefits for under 25s’.
All young people should be ‘earning or learning’, but cutting their Housing Benefit won’t achieve it
The problem with under 25s is not Housing Benefit – which often provides essential support for those with no other home to go to – it’s a failed system of benefits, training and work.
Westminster should be trying to help the growing number of disillusioned and increasingly desperate young people, not punishing them.
A new report by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) casts further light on the extent to which families are struggling financially across the country.
It is well known these cuts have been savage, unfair, and that they seriously affect the disabled. But what if they actually targeted the disabled, hitting them the hardest, piling all the harshest cuts on the services that are actually the most vital?
If there is anything that really gets up the nose of the right it’s single mothers on benefits. No, in fact it’s any parents claiming benefits, as the sorry media sage around Mick Philpott demonstrated.
It is disappointing to again see the BBC reporting government statistics on the benefits cap without even the remotest hint of challenge as to what they mean.