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Workers or Shirkers? Ian Hislop's Victorian Benefits
An entertaining, provocative film in which Ian explores the colourful history behind one of the most explosive issues of our times - welfare: who deserves to be helped, and who doesn't. [... ] all hate, no heart. just spreadsheets. at Whitehall, no 11. [...] Benefit Street = victorian freak show/circus of curiosities [...] writing about others, "othering" them. demonising them or putting them on pedestals, making them saints. [...] IDS "a single mother wo aspiration is a product of the system" would correct that, a product of her environment (society) [ie gentrification - poor living w poor door to door. and everyone is looking down on them.].
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Departmental questions send IDS into Downfall overdrive | Politics | The Guardian
The work and pensions secretary’s semi-comatose state was finally alleviated when he was forced to defend the discriminatory bedroom tax
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Housing crisis hits 1960s levels as tenants battle to cope, says Shelter | Society | The Guardian
Shelter estimates that 250,000 homes a year, half of them “affordable”, need to be built in England if the crisis is to be addressed. However, latest figures show there were only 135,050 new homes over the past year, a rise of 17%, but still little more than half what is needed. [...] Figures released last week suggest that the number of tenants in serious arrears is rising. There were 84,200 tenants more than two months behind with their rent in the third quarter of 2015, the latest figures available, compared with 74,000 in the second quarter. Government statistics show that the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless families with children is rising. Over the past five years, the number of households living in B&Bs has more than doubled, from 2,050 to 5,270. Meanwhile, the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation has risen by 26% over five years, from 51,350 in 2010 to 64,710 in 2015.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Spare bedroom welfare changes 'fail to free up homes' - BBC News
Spare bedroom welfare changes are pushing families into hardship while failing to free up more homes, suggests a government commissioned report. [...] A survey of landlords for the report suggests more tenants want to downsize. But the authors say that most local authorities and social landlords reported "large numbers of people were unable to move because of a shortage of smaller homes". Some claimants had not registered to move because they were aware of the shortage, while 42% of landlords struggled to let larger properties, the authors add. [...] "The research shows what anyone working with families already knows, the "bedroom" tax is forcing people to cut back on the basics of living - food, clothing and footwear," said Child Poverty Action Group chief executive, Alison Garnham. //&! bit.ly/1Ol1fpy
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Tax credits: SNP and Conservative MPs clash over government cuts - YouTube
Natalie McGarry, the SNP's shadow disabilities spokesperson, and Conservative MP Chris Philp, a member of the Treasury Select Committee, debate the government's tax credit cuts.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Cameron responds to Question Time tax credits complaint | Money | The Guardian
[S]he & her four children were entirely dependent on a combination of working tax credits & child benefits because her business did not make a profit. “I get £400 a week in tax credits, child maintenance from my ex-partner & child benefit. And that’s what I live on. What I make from the business goes straight back into it.” Dorrell, who accused the Tories of telling lies to her and others in a similar situation [...] The House of Commons has approved the cuts to tax credits, with only a handful of Conservatives rebelling against the measures. [...] [The] IFS & the Resolution Foundation say the welfare cuts in Osborne’s summer budget will leave some of Britain’s poorest families up to £1,300 a year out of pocket. Paul Johnson, the director of the IFS, has said it is “arithmetically impossible” for workers not to lose out from the cuts. //&! bit.ly/1jsM5AQ - The ‘work penalty’ will hit the strivers of the country & youtu.be/wrbu6NFazfU & bit.ly/1Pn59NQ & bit.ly/1h98H3X
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
UN investigating British Government over human rights abuses caused by IDS welfare reforms - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
The UN is to visit the UK to investigate whether Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms have caused “grave or systematic violations” of disabled peoples’ human rights, it has been reported. A leading disability charity says that they have been contacted by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of an investigation into human rights abuses against disabled people in the UK. Inclusion Scotland, a consortium of disability organisations in Scotland, says the UN committee has advised them that they will be sending a Special Rapporteur to the UK in the “near future” as part of their probe. [...] Research by The Centre for Welfare Reform found that disabled people have already been hit up to 19 times harder by cuts than others. When contacted by The Independent , The Department of Work and Pensions declined to comment. &! bit.ly/1nIO0ig &! bit.ly/1JEuyiF
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august 2015 by asterisk2a

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