welfare

  • May 3, 2015

    People with disabilities or a long-term illness, having borne the brunt of welfare cuts in this Parliament, fear what will happen after the General Election.

  • April 12, 2015

    The reason many people give for not voting is "they’re all the same" and "it won’t make any difference".

  • April 2, 2015

    Ekklesia is a small organisation with big ideas. Can you help us spring into action in 2015?

  • April 1, 2015

    For the past five years, the UK business sector and the Department for Work and Pensions have behaved like a sort of tag team, working in concert to erode the pay and conditions of workers.

  • March 31, 2015

    On 2 April the Learning Disability Alliance is holding a citizen’s jury, where its members – people with learning disabilities and their supporters – will be quizzing members of political parties about their policies.

  • March 19, 2015

    As George Osborne did the rounds of media interviews about the Budget this morning, I read about a 59 year old man, previously a ‘hardworking taxpayer’, unable to walk or talk properly after a stro

  • February 21, 2015

    For a few weeks I’ve been trying to write a general critique of welfare reform, addressing each policy point by point, looking at the assumptions on which it was based, what it aimed to achieve, an

  • February 4, 2015

    People often suspect that the purpose of recent welfare reforms was not to make the system more efficient or more fair, but to make the system so hostile, punitive and humiliating that people would be deterred from claiming. A decision by the DWP has just fuelled this suspicion.

  • January 30, 2015

    A leading advice agency in Scotland has expressed disappointment at the failure of proposed devolved powers to Scotland on welfare.

  • January 29, 2015

    Cutting benefits for the least well-off doesn’t help people move into work – evidence shows it just makes them poorer, says Helen Barnard, programme manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.