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Under 25s Benefit Rates Need Equalising Just like Wages

Philip Hammond Budget 2018

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 same also applies to under 25s on benefits but they

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New Scottish Welfare System leads the way – DWP take note

Social Security Scotland logo and DWP Logo

The Scottish Government unveiled its ambitious plans for how it’s going to deliver the 11 welfare benefits devolved to it from Westminster. In a break from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) hostility to claimants, the Scottish system concentrates on claimants welfare, rather than how much they’re costing them. Having looked at the plans, all I can say is

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Tory Whip mocks destitute as Government continue benefits freeze

Craig Whittaker 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 debate was on the the amount that each benefit will

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Claimants will feel let down if Labour don’t call for Universal Credit to be scrapped at Annual Conference

Labour Conference Universal Credit

The Labour Party Conference starts this weekend and there’s much speculation if a motion calling for Universal Credit to be scrapped will feature on the program. The motions have yet to be announced but with unions now joining claimants in calling for it to be scrapped, Labour would be letting claimants down if they don’t hold a vote at the

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