Category - welfare reform

  • 8 Dec 2012

    Church leaders in the North East of England have warned the government that spending cuts and welfare changes are having a “scandalous” impact on communities in their region.

  • 26 Nov 2012

    It has long been apparent that demeaning and demonising benefit recipients to provide a rationale for deep welfare cuts is part of the government's strategy. Given the distribution curve of human behaviours, it is inevitable that some who receive benefits will be feckless, lazy and scrounging, just as these defects will also be found in the more prosperous strata of society. Now, Lord Freud – the Welfare Reform Minister – has found a new slur to cast on poor people.

  • 31 Oct 2012

    Supporters have until 10am tomorrow (1 November 2012) to sign an important petition on the 'government direct' website to stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    On 31 October the House of Commons will debate the Local Government Finance Bill, which proposes to cut 10% of the grant local authorities receive from central government towards council tax benefits.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    On 31 October the House of Commons will debate the Local Government Finance Bill, which proposes to cut 10 per cent of the grant local authorities receive from central government towards council tax benefits.

  • 9 Oct 2012

    While Conservatives trumpet a further £10.5 billion welfare cuts, a leading disability campaigner has told a minister to "stop bullying us".

  • 3 Sep 2012

    More than one million working single parents will be among four million people losing out from the unintended consequences of two government schemes.

  • 25 Aug 2012

    Putting fairness back into welfare is the theme of a panel discussion taking place at the Greenbelt Festival, at 11am on Saturday 25 August.

  • 20 Aug 2012

    This is the theme of an expert panel discussion that will take place at the Greenbelt Festival, at 11am on Saturday 25th August 2012.

  • 24 Feb 2012

    Plans to make even seriously ill or disabled people work without pay, or risk having their benefits cut, have met with wide criticism. There will be no time limits on such work placements, to be introduced when the Welfare Reform Bill has been passed by the UK Parliament.