Tax Credit

Don't Let the Piecemeal Policies Distract - This Is a 'Tory' Budget

Beth Miller | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Beth Miller

It's a budget of which young people and those working on the lowest incomes are the biggest victims. Don't let the piecemeal soundbite policies distract from that. It's a political master class in creating the perception of centrist policies while pursuing an ideologically right wing economic agenda that appeases those who turn out and vote, older people and the wealthy.

Does It Make the Bike Go Faster? How a Strategy of Marginal Gains Can Sustain Growth

Scott Barnes | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics
Scott Barnes

Occasionally challenges in life can be solved by a stroke of genius - a superhuman effort, a silver bullet. More often, the solution to the thorniest ...

Universal Credit To Be Introduced In Four Jobcentres

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics

The controversial benefit reform, Universal Credit, which replaces other benefits such as jobseeker's allowance, income support and other tax credits,...

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...

Tory MP Floats Capping Child Tax Credits For Jobless Households

PA | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has floated proposals suggesting parents that have large families while out of work should face benefit caps. Harriett Baldwin, a member ...