Boris Johnson: Child Benefit A 'Mussolini-Like Reward For Procreation'

Boris Johnson: Child Benefit A 'Mussolini-Like Reward For Procreation'

Ned Simons  7.01.2013
Boris Johnson has welcomed the axing of child benefit for wealthier families, confessing it was as likely his share was spent on "10 half-decent...
The Child Benefit Changes Are Chaotic, Unfair and Perverse

The Child Benefit Changes Are Chaotic, Unfair and Perverse

7.01.2013
Instead of welfare reform that is tough, fair and that works, David Cameron and George Osborne are pressing ahead with a chaotic, unfair...
'Incoherent And An Adminstrative Nightmare'

'Incoherent And An Adminstrative Nightmare'

4.01.2013
Child benefit cuts will cause "incoherence" in the welfare system and lead to some families paying 65% of the money they earn to the taxman,...
Government Assault on Our Welfare System Is Based on Myth and Prejudice, Not Evidence

Government Assault on Our Welfare System Is Based on Myth and Prejudice, Not Evidence

4.01.2013
Of course it's right that we should debate social security spending. After all it constitutes nearly 30% of all government spending - over...

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Benefits?

Christopher York  3.01.2013
A TUC report out on Friday suggests that "widespread ignorance" is to blame for negative public perceptions of the UK welfare system. It...
The Child Benefit Changes Are Fair and Reasonable

The Child Benefit Changes Are Fair and Reasonable

3.01.2013
During times of economic difficulty, when we are taking tough action to keep welfare spending under control, how can we justify spending...
Hunting the Poor - The Tory Bloodsport of Choice

Hunting the Poor - The Tory Bloodsport of Choice

28.10.2012
This latest attack on recipients of housing benefit and the born and unborn children of the poor are merely the latest in a wider and continuing...
'Fair' For Rich Families To Lose Child Benefits, Osborne Insists

'Fair' For Rich Families To Lose Child Benefits, Osborne Insists

6.03.2012
Chancellor George Osborne has insisted that it is "fair" to ask high-income families to share the burden of cutting Britain's debt by removing...
Pushed Out Of Work By Childcare Costs

Pushed Out Of Work By Childcare Costs

Olivia Williams  6.09.2011
Parents on low incomes are being pushed out of work because they can't afford the costs of childcare, a survey by Save the Children and...