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1 July 2020
As previously reported in the Socialist, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which oversees the payment of unemployment benefit to millions, had previously eased the requirements for claiming Universal Credit
20 May 2020
None of the schemes with elements of UBI provide a decent level of income
28 November 2018
Nat West bank made an ultimatum to a Belfast landlord seeking to remortgage their buy-to-let flat - either evict your vulnerable older tenant or seek a mortgage elsewhere.
19 April 2017
The prospect of explaining this inhumane process to women who have already experienced horrific trauma is unacceptable
12 April 2017
Tory caps on housing benefits have left thousands of families with only 50p a week for rent.
15 February 2017
The 'precariat' is costing public funds nearly £4 billion a year in lost taxation and benefits
2 November 2016
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!
16 March 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne plans to cut £1.2 billion from benefits which help disabled people live independently, writes Adrian Picton, Disabled worker.
9 March 2016
Over 85% of allegations of benefit fraud between 2010 and 2015 were false.
2 March 2016
Phone lines for the Tories' new 'Universal Credit' reduced welfare system are not even free. Empty-handed benefit claimants must fork out between 12p and 45p every minute to discuss their cases.
8 July 2015
The Tories intend to slash Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by almost £30 a week. ESA, which replaced incapacity benefit in 2008, is paid to disabled people or those too ill to work who have extra needs.
7 January 2015
The target driven use of punitive benefit sanctions on poor people by this government of millionaires is a national disgrace
9 April 2014
Cap rents not benefits - build quality council homes: My local area, the Labour-controlled south London borough of Lewisham, is no longer an affordable place to live, writes Chris Flood, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate in Lewisham.
5 March 2014
Experiencing the daily grind of poverty and fruitless job searches when you're out of work is very demoralising. But the Con-Dems go the extra mile
29 January 2014
Channel Four's infamous Benefits Street 'documentary' has featured a squalid four-bedroom rented home that is so riddled with damp that water runs down the walls
13 November 2013
On 6 November, the DWP issued figures for Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) claimants sanctioned under new rules brought in from October last year, and last June, writes an advice centre worker.
16 October 2013
Cameron's proposals to scrap benefits for under-25s is yet another attack on young people from this government of millionaires
15 May 2013
A survey carried out by the TUC earlier this year revealed that people believe, on average, that 27% of the welfare budget is claimed fraudulently, writes Ben Golightly.
10 April 2013
An advice worker explains what life on benefits is really like..
28 March 2013
22. In a shameful fashion Cameron has sought to split the working class on the question of cutting benefits...
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