Benefits Cuts

People Using Foodbanks Are Hard-Up Not Hungry

Dave Clements | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

The economic crisis, not just the recent downturn, is all too real and unprecedented in its apparent resistance to the interventions of a clueless political class. But exaggerating the extent of the so-called 'food poverty' problem isn't helping anybody.

Benefit Cuts Are 'Unjust'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

A group of leading churches has branded the Government's cuts to benefits as "unjust", saying the most vulnerable people are paying a "disproportionat...

Felicity A Morse

Welfare Cuts Could Lead To 'Lord Of The Flies Style Civil Unrest'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics

A damning picture of communities stricken by poverty, crime and unrest, tenants savagely competing "Lord of the Flies" style for housing, has been dra...

Benefits Bill Passes First Commons Vote

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The Government’s controversial plans for a real-terms cut in working-age benefits have cleared their first Commons hurdle by 324 votes to 268, major...

Felicity A Morse

Welfare Uprating Bill Will 'Punish The Poorest'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics

As MPs gather to vote on plans to cap benefits and slash a further £5 billion from the welfare bill, a single mother affected by the cuts told the Hu...