Socialist Worker

Benefits


Landlords double their profit from housing benefit in just a decade

23 August 2016
New figures show how the Tories are pushing the market into housing—and the damage it does, says Alistair Farrow

The real cost of the Tories’ war on welfare reveals the truth behind it

16 August 2016
David Cameron and his crusading work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith made a mission of “reforming” benefits.

News in brief

03 May 2016
Judges rule against Tories|Liberty House to buy Tata?|DWP staff sick of cruel policy|Rich people live longer shock

News in brief

12 April 2016
Short news stories from the last week including Tory ministers keep their grip on Tower Hamlets council, benefit cuts hit the poor again and the offshore 'saviour' of Tata Steel in Scunthorpe

Tories retreat on hated benefit schemes

05 April 2016
Private firms paid billions to hound disabled and unemployed people could lose their contracts.

Disability campaigners celebrate Iain Duncan Smith's resignation

22 March 2016
Poor and disabled people who spent years on the receiving end of Iain Duncan Smith’s attacks celebrated his departure.

David Cameron’s crisis grows after Iain Duncan Smith resigns

22 March 2016
Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation has exposed deep divisions within the Tory party, writes Charlie Kimber

'We've got IDS, now we'll get the rest' celebration

19 March 2016
Around 30 Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) activists popped the champagne corks and chanted "We've got IDS, now we'll get the rest" in Parliament Square this evening, Saturday.

News round-up

08 March 2016
News shorts from the week including rich gifts to the Tories, Tory gifts to the rich, Tory attacks on workers' pay and disabled people's benefits

Tories fight to slash disability benefits

23 February 2016
The Tories were trying to reimpose a benefit cut so harsh even the Lords rejected it as Socialist Worker went to press.

Unfair and unworkable, Iain Duncan Smith's 'flagship' is full of holes

03 February 2016
Universal Credit will make working families poorer and is mired in worse delays than ever, two new reports reveal.

The billionaires on the bus see their wealth go up and up

19 January 2016
The 62 richest people on the planet are worth more than the combined wealth of half the world’s population.

Department for Work and Pensions forced to apologise over claimaint's death

08 December 2015
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been told to apologise to the sister of a man who died after his benefits were cut.

George Osborne forced into a U-turn—but still ramps up austerity

01 December 2015
The Tories may have been pushed into a U-turn, but the Autumn Statement isn’t good news, says Simon Basketter

News round-up

17 November 2015
Police in Northern Ireland have given a commitment not to arrest any more former soldiers over the Bloody Sunday killings.

Meddling man with medals worries Corbyn won’t kill

10 November 2015
General Sir Nicholas Houghton—chief of the defence staff—decided to use Remembrance Sunday to argue for the importance of killing lots of people.

Tory hunger games

03 November 2015
Hated Tory millionaire Iain Duncan Smith insists his attacks on benefit claimants are about helping them find jobs.

New welfare defence group set up

03 November 2015
Around 250 delegates from the Unite and PCS unions, Unemployed Centres, Occupy, Dpac, Black Triangle and others met in Birmingham last Saturday.

Tories suffer tax credits defeat and plot unions assault - WE CAN STOP THEM

27 October 2015
Tory chancellor George Osborne was left red-faced after the Lords threw back his cuts to tax credits on Monday of this week.

Tax credits humiliation shows Tory weakness

27 October 2015
The House of Lords vote to delay tax credit cuts shows the Tories are far from unstoppable, says Judith Orr

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.