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Benefits


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

Tax credits cut comes under fire

20 October 2015
MPs debated George Osborne’s plan to slash £4 billion from tax credits on Tuesday of this week.

Deaf and disabled people take on Tories

29 September 2015
Around 1,000 deaf and disabled people marched on Downing Street last Saturday. 

Homeless people pay the price of the Tories’ attacks on council housing

29 September 2015
The death of a two month old baby boy last week who lived in a car in Dorset with his homeless parents underlined the shocking extent of Britain’s housing crisis.

It's official - benefit cuts to blame for man’s suicide

22 September 2015
The decision to stop severely ill Michael O’Sullivan’s benefits led directly to his death, a coroner has ruled.

Iain Duncan Smith can't hide the shame of his benefit attacks

01 September 2015
Hated Tory minister Iain Duncan Smith is struggling to bury the truth about how many people have died after he cut their benefits.

Iain Duncan Smith doles out real sanctions and fake claimants

25 August 2015
Iain Duncan Smith launched yet another initiative to attack people on benefits this week.  

Now the Tories want boot camps for the unemployed

18 August 2015
Tory minister Matthew Hancock has ramped up the assault on welfare with plans to force young unemployed people into “boot camps”. 

Letters

18 August 2015
Includes letters on Cuba-US relations, GM crops ban, defending abortion rights and more.

A threat to migrants is a threat to us all

11 August 2015
When the Tories say they want to charge people not born in Britain for NHS care we know this can be the first step towards bringing in charging everyone.

Migrants and minorities aren’t ‘milking’ benefits

04 August 2015
People from ethnic minorities are actually disproportionately affected by the attacks in George Osborne’s July budget, according to a new report from the Runnymede Trust.

News in brief

28 July 2015
Benefit sanctions to be reviewed | Prevent strategy claims toddler victim | New inquiry into spy cops | Cuts hit black people harder

Reports round-up

28 July 2015
Pride marches in Norwich and Nottingham | Safety monitors to strike at Sellafield | Gunstones strike postponed over new pay | Food bank protest against Tory MP David Mundell | Traffic wardens to strike in Hackney | Benefits protest in Milton Keynes

Were claimants killed by benefit changes? DWP won't tell

21 July 2015
How did 49 people die after cuts or changes to their disability benefits? 

The Tories’ new welfare bill attacks children, single parents and the poor

21 July 2015
One of the Tories’ most vicious attacks on the poor and the working class passed its second reading in parliament on Monday of this week. 

Universal Credit strikers tell benefit bosses to 'stop spying'

21 July 2015
Hundreds of PCS union members struck on Monday and Tuesday of this week at Bolton and Glasgow’s Universal Credit Centres.

Campaigners stop evictions in Bromley and Glasgow

14 July 2015
Campaigners in both Bromley, south London, and Glasgow stopped two evictions in the past week.

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