Tag Archives: the coalition

Food bank bashing: when poverty dares speak its name

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The Tories are trying to discredit food banks because the alternative would be to accept that their policies are creating poverty.

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Five signs the cost of living crisis is far from over

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Don’t believe the coalition hype. The so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is far from over, writes James Bloodworth.

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Osborne’s record on tax avoidance: spin over substance

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The chancellor’s record on tax avoidance suggests this is yet another PR exercise, writes James Bloodworth.

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A tale of two immigration announcements

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It is a significant day for migration policy, with a government announcement on access to benefits for EU nationals and an important legal judgement on asylum support.

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The welfare cap ties a Labour government to ‘predistribution’

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The welfare cap could help focus attention on the drivers of benefit spending.

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Budget 2014: The twelve (not-so-green) faces of George Osborne

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Here are the twelve (not-so-green) faces of the chancellor and his latest Budget.

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Osborne’s U-turn on the Carbon Price Floor is the right move but now we have a coal problem

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The energy package today should be welcomed even if the chancellor is just unwinding his own flawed policy.

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Budget 2014: Seven things you should expect today

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What to expect when George Osborne is at the dispatch box today.

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Tax-free childcare alone will not make childcare more affordable for most families

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Today’s announcements are welcome, but the direction of travel is worrying.

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Three proposed tax cuts that are anything but progressive

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Some of the tax cuts being proposed by the Tories and the Lib Dems sound good, but in reality they are highly regressive.

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