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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Labour writes to Esther Mcvey demanding gagging clauses be removed immediately

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, has written to the Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey, to demand the removal of gagging clauses stopping charities from speaking out on Universal Credit, saying: “All civil society organisations… must have the right to speak out about this injustice.” I previously Continue Reading

Labour MP tells me scrapping Universal Credit WILL be in next election manifesto & McDonnell indicates support

This weeks Labour Conference brought a lot of uncertainty to those hoping Labour would commit to scrapping the controversial benefit Universal Credit. In an exclusive, a senior Labour MP has told me that scrapping Universal Credit WILL be included in the next Labour Manifesto. At this weeks Labour Party conference Continue Reading

Tories slither in to save McVey from being sanctioned.

The Tories today broke their unofficial stance of mainly ignoring opposition day debates, to swoop in and save Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey from being ‘sanctioned.’

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