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24 January 2018

Universal credit: set up to fail

Only a few days after the roll-out of the Tories' new 'universal credit' benefits system, the working poor, disabled and most vulnerable in our society are already suffering.

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3 January 2018

Tory prescription for mental illness: stress and bureaucracy

As an individual with mental health issues, it has been my misfortune to experience directly just how capitalist society, Britain 2017, treats such people. I can't imagine that my experience is particularly unique.

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3 January 2018

Thousands live in tents and sheds - seize empty homes

Over 60,000 homes in England and Wales have been vacant for more than two years. At the same time, 9,100 people live in tents. And in London alone around 9,000 'beds in sheds' fill secret slums.

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25 October 2017

Universal Credit chaos: Tories punish the poor

The government seems hell-bent on rolling out Universal Credit, but even many of their own MPs don't agree - another fracture in this divided minority government

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18 October 2017

Young people being strangled by debts

Take the wealth off the super-rich - no to the Tories' scapegoating of pensioners!: Over a third of young people are in debt - on average by 2,989 - says the Money Advice Trust

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20 September 2017

Fight expansion of disastrous 'Universal Credit' welfare system

Nearly half of claimants in rent arrears: We campaign for an end to in-work poverty, a living wage for all workers, and living benefits without compulsion

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6 September 2017

UN slams Tories for disabled rights ruin

Reverse all the cuts now!: A damning UN report has criticised the government's attacks on disabled people in Britain. It states legislation has "failed to recognise living independently and being included in the community as a human right."

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19 April 2017

Benefits workers oppose 'rape clause' and two-child limit

The prospect of explaining this inhumane process to women who have already experienced horrific trauma is unacceptable

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12 April 2017

Scrap the Tory 'rape clause' and all benefit attacks

Changes to child tax credits and the 'Universal Credit' benefit system will mean that people making a new claim from 6 April will have the number of children they can claim for capped at two. One exception to this is if the third child was born as a result of what the government calls "non-consensual conception."

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29 March 2017

Universal Credit is making the housing crisis worse

The roll-out of the 'Universal Credit' benefits system seems to be making an already desperate social housing situation a whole lot worse

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28 February 2017

Hands off our Jobcentre!

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced a proposed large-scale reduction of its office estate by 20%, including Jobcentres and back-of-house offices with a further reduction of 10% by office co-location.

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22 February 2017

The Socialist Inbox

Do you have something to say?: Send your news, views and criticism in not more than 150 words to Socialist Postbox, PO Box 24697, London E11 1YD, phone 020 8988 8771 or email editors@socialistparty.org.uk

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15 February 2017

PCS union pledges to fight Jobcentre job losses

Reports from PCS campaigning in Llanelli and Sheffield

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11 January 2017

Them & Us: 500k house party... 50p for rent

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.

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7 December 2016

Food banks and the real Daniel Blakes

Hundreds of thousands of people are surviving and feeding themselves by using foodbanks in Britain today

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7 December 2016

Slump in unfair dismissal cases - scrap tribunal fees!

Workers took 73% less unfair dismissal cases to employment tribunal last year than before the government introduced fees.

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2 November 2016

We are all Daniel Blake: no more deaths from benefit cuts

Thousands of people have died since the implementation of 'work capability assessments'. This is what the new Ken Loach film 'I, Daniel Blake' is all about. Enough is enough with this inhumane system!

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12 October 2016

Suicidal phone calls: fight to reverse tax credit cuts

Concentrix, a private US firm used by HM Revenue and Customs to cut tax credit payments, has been receiving suicidal calls from claimants - as a result of losing their payments thrusting them deeper into poverty.

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13 July 2016

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including facts and figures about new PM Theresa May and the M&S pay cut.

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30 March 2016

Featured letter: 'Universal Jobmatch' con: 'Rabbit trail' of recurring, non-existent job ads

'Universal Jobmatch' is a website jobseekers are encouraged to use to find work

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