Entries by Caroline Davey from 10/2012

Why Bother With Facts on Welfare When Fiction Is So Convenient?

| Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics

Once again, the old myths and stereotypes about benefit claimants - or should I say "feckless workshy scroungers" - have been wheeled out as cover for radical proposals to cut welfare by a further £10billion.

We've Heard About the Welfare Cuts - Now Where's the Focus on Creating More Jobs?

| Posted 10.15.2012 | UK Politics

The simple fact is that the system isn't working. With 1.16 million children growing up in workless single parent households, and over 300,000 working single parent families living below the poverty line, what's needed is a total gear shift.

High or Low Income - Families With Children Still Pay the Price

| Posted 10.28.2012 | UK Politics

In the shadow of government claims that it is keen to cut a further £10 billion from the welfare budget - on top of the £18 billion of cuts already announced - two issues have dominated recent media debates about government spending on children.