Tag Archives: Welfare

Three things you should know about benefit fraud ‘lie detector’ tests

Lie detectorj

Why are local authorities permitted to squander taxpayers’ money on something that appears to be about as effective as homeopathy?

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The crisis in crisis support – reversing the slow abolition of welfare assistance funding

Welfarej

The abolition of the Local Welfare Assistance fund makes scant social or economic sense.

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Fraud allegation Tory MP accused Eastern Europeans of benefit tourism

Peter Bone MPj

A Tory MP at the centre of £100,000 benefit fraud allegations has previously accused Eastern Europeans of coming to Britain from Eastern Europe in order to claim benefits.

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By restricting the up-rating of benefits, the coalition is pushing vulnerable people into poverty

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By slashing social security benefits the Tories therefore risk pushing some of the most vulnerable people in society back below the poverty line.

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The Tories as the Workers’ party? Not as ridiculous as it sounds

Grant Shappsj

The interests of the Tory party are very often diametrically opposed to those of most workers. However it would be a mistake to be complacent.

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Once again, the government puts being tough on immigration ahead of being correct about immigration

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All migrants coming to the UK from the European Union will have to show that they are earning at least £149 a week for three months before they have access to benefits.

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158,300 disabled people wrongly judged fit for work by Atos

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Thousands of disabled people have been wrongly judged fit for work by Atos since August 2010.

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Video: Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi completely and utterly wrong on Newsnight

Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi made a particularly egregious claim about workless households on last night’s Newsnight.

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Scrapping housing benefit for under 25s will only feed youth homelessness

George Osborne 10j

It is unlikely that scrapping housing benefit for under-25s will mean that claimants will go back to living with parents.

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Osborne’s trumpeted ‘superior’ skills training programme doesn’t exist

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Ministers admit George Osborne’s trumpeted “superior” skills training programme still hasn’t started .

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