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.
Tag Archives: Welfare
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.
Tory MEP Daniel Hannan has a piece in today’s Telegraph in which he claims the left has “lost its moral compass on welfare”.
A cap on the total amount of benefits that people receive begins rolling out across England, Wales and Scotland today. The cap applies to those aged 16 to 64 and means that couples and lone parents will no longer receive more than £500 a week, with single people limited to a maximum of £350 a week.
The disabled people’s benefits assessment has once again come under fire, with the launch of a petition calling Iain Duncan Smith to stop the benefits re-assessment of people living with mental illness.
It was the Keynesian era of full employment – when, after all, more people were ‘contributing’ – that delivered ever higher proportions of contributory spend that rose to 71 per cent by the mid-1970s Keynesian collapse.
The European Commission’s plans to regulate so-called ‘multilateral interchange fees’ could have major implications for the government’s ability to successfully implement welfare reform and will negatively impact on financial inclusion efforts in the UK.
Immediately separating the administration of the welfare system in the event of Scotland opting to become an independent state “would present serious risks to the continuity of payments to people in both Scotland and England”, according to a new report.