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Welfare rights / Social Fund


7 January 2009

Labour ministers' unsocial fund

NOT SATISFIED with attacking the benefits entitlements of the unemployed in the recent Welfare Reform Bill, the government proposed charging up to 27% interest on emergency state loans to claimants, writes Simon Carter.

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10 December 2008

Crisis loans

The government's latest target in its privatisation of the welfare state is the Social Fund. This fund has been in place since 1988 when it replaced single payments, which were non-repayable grants, with...

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