Category - benefit cuts

  • 9 Aug 2013

    The UK government must take action to offset the impact of its austerity policies on disabled and older women, a United Nations committee says.

  • 17 Jul 2013

    Under Universal Credit, families working full time could have less disposable income than part-timers, according to a new report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

  • 15 Jul 2013

    Opposition by churches to harsh treatment of the poor is welcome, as further benefit cuts hit hard-up households. It is important to work with, and learn from, those with a long track record of resisting economic injustice.

  • 7 Jun 2013

    Government figures released yesterday (6 June) show that the number of homeless households in England is the highest for five years.

  • 23 May 2013

    The government is using many of the classic tools of propaganda to influence our thinking about 'welfare' and those who receive it, says Jill Segger. She argues that we need to turn again to the real meaning of Jesus' transformative relationships with the despised.

  • 23 Apr 2013

    Shelter reports a surge in demand for advice services as the high cost of housing, living costs and cuts to housing support leave people struggling to pay for their homes.

  • 12 Apr 2013

    One in three people could not pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job, new figures from Shelter have revealed.

  • 6 Apr 2013

    Hundreds of millionaire bankers will enjoy an extra £54,000 on average each year from 6 April 2013, thanks to a cut in the top UK tax rate (assuming they pay taxes here and opposition calculations are correct). A massive state bailout previously saved many banks, after their sector triggered an economic crisis in which numerous taxpayers suffered. By coincidence, Mick Philpott – whose crimes are being exploited by the Chancellor and Prime Minister to undermine the principle of social security – also apparently received £54,000 a year from public funds.

  • 6 Apr 2013

    The government’s war of words against disabled and badly-off people continues unchecked. The latest slurs by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Prime Minister and the Minister for Disabled People suggest that UK politics has become a largely fact-free zone.

  • 6 Apr 2013

    Disability rights campaigner and WOW petition organiser Susan Archibald has joined with fellow protestors to demonstrate at Amazon’s depot in Halbeath, Fife.