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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 December 2016

Compensation disabled

The planned cuts will hit disabled people and their carers, photo Paul Mattsson

The planned cuts will hit disabled people and their carers, photo Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

An admin error robbed thousands of families with disabled kids of up to 4,400 a year.

The Tories revealed the tax credit foul-up in their Autumn Statement. They were worth 60 to 84 a week. They have pledged funds to guarantee payments for the next six years.

But these are only backdated to April. They could be cheating some families of up to 20,000 in unpaid tax credits.

The Socialist condemns this miserly and contemptuous approach to compensation. Pay backdated credits to everyone who was entitled.

Reverse the benefit cuts and invest in a decent standard of living for all disabled people, carers and families.

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What we think

No more concessions to Labour right!


Socialist Party news and analysis

Fight for a socialist Brexit

Conservatives humiliated in Richmond

Newham council to sack up to 1,300

Slump in unfair dismissal cases - scrap tribunal fees!

Workers can fight Uber-style care

Compensation disabled

Them & Us


Food banks feature

Food banks and the real Daniel Blakes


NHS crisis and fightback

NHS: Stop the Tory vandals

Hundreds protest the decimation of Devon NHS

Massive support in Stoke for action to save the NHS

Health campaigners in Yorkshire protest "slash and trash plans"


International socialist news and analysis

Victory at Standing Rock: US authorities agree to re-route oil pipeline

Spain: Government forced back by Student Union mobilisations

Italy: Establishment routed - workers alternative needed

Portugal: No to witch-hunts - fight the capitalists not socialists

Austria: Far right temporarily halted

Sudan: General strike in defiance of regime


Socialist Party workplace news

Durham TAs force Labour to suspend pay cuts

Protest against Glasgow Labour's scab workforce plan to defeat Unison strike

Crossrail action in defence of victimised union rep

Unison members barely earning the living wage in some universities

Sacked bakers' union rep Kumaran Bose calls for living wage 'protection'

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Bolton council gives 300k to solicitors while making swingeing cuts

Reading TUSC writes to Labour councillors to demand cuts fight


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Tax credits:

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triangleScrap the Tory 'rape clause' and all benefit attacks

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Carers:

triangleOpinion: foster care is work - carers deserve workers' rights

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