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Posts Tagged: Welfare Reform
Gareth Streeter: Three facts which suggest a rise in food bank use is not just down to Universal Credit
If we continue to scapegoat welfare reform, we will never gain the depth of understanding we need to truly make poverty history.
Universal Credit. Noble aim, thorny problems – and Rudd’s decision. If the scheme is to work properly, it must be paid for.
If you appoint Duncan Smith to the post she now holds, as Cameron did in 2010, it follows that you must fund his plan fully.
Work has been rewarded. Predictions of rent arrears increasing have been proved false. The number of households penalised has fallen from 660,000 to 381,000.
George Freeman: There was much to cheer in the Budget. But now we need an inspiring programme for growth.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
A Budget with a message for Conservative MPs. Nice little seat you have there. Pity if anything happened to it.
In sum, Hammond said: vote for May’s Deal – or the economy gets it. But there’s more than one way of dicing the next election result.
But although the era of austerity is coming to a close, we are emphatically not rejecting the need for ongoing discipline with the public finances.
Sponsored Post: Charlotte Woodworth – The Chancellor must fill the funding gap undermining Universal Credit
New research from 38 Degrees shows how this flagship policy could become a real political headache for the Conservatives.
Hammond has one task only in next week’s Budget. To show that the Government is preparing for No Deal.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
“You cannot marry the idea that you should bin universal credit with a commitment to improving the life chances of our most vulnerable constituents.”
WATCH: “They will be protected” – the Prime Minister’s pledge to people transitioning onto Universal Credit
“We are putting transitional protections in…so people who are moved onto Universal Credit will not see any reduction.”
Robert Halfon: No to Ted Clubberlang Conservatism, no to Deliveroo Conservatism, yes to Workers’ Conservatism
That’s you told, Johnson and Truss. Plus: a Universal Credit Brexit Dividend for working families.
Rees-Mogg is “worried” by reports that working families will lose money. Plus: how should May pitch for Labour voters? And why he is “always on good behaviour.”
The prospect of millions of families losing out financially makes ministers jittery – as, presumably, those briefing the press intend.
Alok Sharma: Go to jobcentres, listen to claimants and staff – and you’ll hear the case for Universal Credit loud and clear
The legacy benefits system is a mix of six benefits, has three cliff-edges – and punishes extra hours. It lets people down and holds them back.