Under 25s Benefit Rates Need Equalising Just like Wages

This week saw the annual rise of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW). While a rise for low paid workers is always welcome, those aged under 25 may be feeling short changed. After all, they get less than their elders despite doing the same job. The Continue Reading

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Heidi Allen’s Hypocrisy on Welfare is Staggering

Former Tory MP Heidi Allen is the Independent Group’s Welfare Spokeswoman. She recent;y put out a video on social media calling for the end of the benefits freeze. What’s staggering is that since 2015 her voting record on welfare has been to cut, scrimp and exclude those with disabilities. Why Continue Reading

Tory Whip mocks destitute as Government continue benefits freeze

Yesterday saw MPs debate annual increases, or in some cases a continued freeze, of benefits and the state pension. During a speech by Labour Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Margaret Greenwood MP, a Tory Whip thought it wise to say she doesn’t know the meaning of the word destitution. Yesterdays Continue Reading

Resolution Foundation warns upcoming budget is “last chance” to avert massive benefit cuts

A report by the think tank Resolution Foundation has outlined the effects the benefit freeze has had on claimants and warned the government that the budget is the last change to stop further damaging cuts. The damning report lays bare how the benefit freeze implemented under the Coalition government in Continue Reading

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