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20 May 2020
None of the schemes with elements of UBI provide a decent level of income
20 May 2020
Will my boss starve me back to work this summer? It's a question that might start keeping furloughed workers up at night
20 April 2020
My sister works as a carer in a local privately run care home. She has been worried sick over the policies for coronavirus not being implemented there
31 March 2020
More than half a million claims to working-age benefits such as Jobseekers' Allowance and Universal Credit have been made in the last two weeks
25 March 2020
Boris Johnson has said that non-urgent operations will be cancelled, and people already in hospital sent home, to free up 30,000 general and acute beds in the NHS to accommodate coronavirus patients. According to Johnson, they will be released into the care of "community health providers".
18 March 2020
The government has announced new support for claimants who contract, or have to stay at home due to, Covid-19
16 March 2020
Coronavirus reveals the capitalist system in crisis
Workers mustnít pay the price
Party document 16 March 2020
12 February 2020
The BBC programme 'Universal Credit: inside the welfare state' is a series of three programmes on the highly criticised benefit system.
6 November 2019
The latest developments in the general election campaign
30 October 2019
To mark Black History Month, Hugo Pierre looks at the historic struggle for black liberation and the lessons we can draw from it for today.
23 October 2019
In the last issue of the Socialist, we initiated a debate about how we can end low pay and what level of minimum wage we should be fighting for. Three readers have sent us their thoughts
16 October 2019
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Chinese revolution. In the second of a series of articles marking that event, Tom Baldwin looks at the period following the declaration of the People's Republic of China.
31 July 2019
The Tories sold Universal Credit as a public money-saving scheme, combining several benefits into one. In reality the 'savings' were to come from reducing payouts.
17 July 2019
Thousands of people on Universal Credit have been left up to £1,500 worse off following a criminal scam where fraudsters obtain personal details of vulnerable claimants.
3 July 2019
Jeremy Hunt, in a masterful understatement, said: "I think, having been responsible for health and social care, that some of the cuts in social care did go too far."
19 June 2019
"This year, more than 300,000 people in England will receive the life-changing diagnosis of cancer. And the number of people living with cancer is predicted to rise by 3.2% each year, writes Jon Dale, secretary, Unite Notts NHS branch.
22 May 2019
The Birmingham home carers' 20-month long dispute has ended in victory
8 May 2019
A new House of Lords report is clearly an attack on pensioner benefits and an attempt to drive a wedge between older and younger people
1 May 2019
Universal Credit is being blamed for the record rise in the use of foodbanks as families required them to provide 14 million meals in the last 12 months.
1 May 2019
Thousands of Universal Credit claimants are not getting the money they are entitled to - and desperately need - without even knowing.
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