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The Impoverishment of the UK

Researchers from the Poverty and Social Exclusion Project have published a report on living standards titled “The Impoverishment of the UK”.  The project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, produces research that identifies people below a publicly...Read more...

BMA Slam Austerity

The British Medical Association have roundly condemned the coalition’s austerity policies as detrimental to children’s lives.  Their new report, Growing Up in the UK, examines how changes to the welfare system are already impacting on the most vulnerable in society....Read more...

Bedroom Tax Controversy Continues

In another week of controversy over the bedroom tax, one MSP said that DWP representative, Peter Searle spoke “claptrap” as he gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee. Mr Searle suggested people affected by the measure could take in a...Read more...

Benefit Sanctions Investigation

An independent review is underway into Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions.  Mathew Oakley, a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee, who is conducting the review, has issued a call for evidence which will run until 10th January 2014. Jobseekers Allowance...Read more...