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11 July 2018
Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey arrogantly refuses to step down, after admitting to "inadvertently" misleading MPs about problems with the already unpopular 'universal credit' welfare restructure.
20 June 2018
Fight for liveable benefits, real support and decent jobs: The government's flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit, has been well and truly savaged by the National Audit Office.
2 May 2018
A Lib Dem wonk has claimed credit for the plastic bag charge - saying all it took was agreeing more attacks on welfare
8 November 2017
Welfare cuts are set to make child poverty soar over the next five years to 5.2 million kids
25 October 2017
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
18 October 2017
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
11 October 2017
Even John Major, the Tory former prime minister, thinks his party's 'Universal Credit' welfare system is wrong
20 September 2017
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
21 June 2017
Why I joined the Socialist Party: After my partner died and I became a single parent to a grieving child, all of my benefits were stopped
12 April 2017
Tory caps on housing benefits have left thousands of families with only 50p a week for rent.
1 March 2017
Despite two tribunals ruling that the Department for Work and Pensions should expand the reach of the 'personal independence payment' (PIP) disability benefit, the government is bringing emergency legislation to stop it.
1 March 2017
Even in the heyday of the welfare state, parents of disabled children received little help, understanding or support. The Tories want to drive us back to the days when family care was the norm
22 February 2017
19 million people in the UK - nearly 30% of the population - live below the 'minimum income standard' (MIS) and "are just about managing at best," according to a recent report by the poverty think-tank Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
11 February 2017
THE BEVERIDGE Report advocated full employment and the creation of a welfare state. It was 1942 and the second world war had raised workers' expectations of a better future. Thousands had died and those
8 February 2017
The idea of welfare benefits being replaced by a 'universal basic income' (UBI) has resurfaced in recent years - a welcome discussion because it raises the fundamental right of everyone to have an income that meets their basic needs. Exact proposals vary but they are all based on the idea of everyone in society receiving an unconditional, tax-free, regular payment, regardless of whether they are working or the composition of their household.
1 February 2017
Like other Labour-controlled local authorities, Leicester City Council is in the process of doing the Tories' bidding by destroying our city's public services.
7 December 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people are surviving and feeding themselves by using foodbanks in Britain today
23 November 2016
As profits for Tory toffs steadily climb, low-income working families will be left £2,543 worse off by 2020. Lift the benefit cap!
16 November 2016
Top judges have ruled against part of the Tories' hated 'bedroom tax' benefit cap.
16 November 2016
Working people, minorities and women must fight back: Following Donald Trump's presidential victory we publish an analysis by Socialist Alternative (SA), our co-thinkers in the US, written by Philip Locker and Tom Crean.
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