benefit cuts

New analysis from Labour shows 85% of those affected are women bringing up children alone.
So the next few years are likely to be tough ones for living standards, with benefit cuts making things tougher still for poorer households - especially those with children. And regions and nations where poor households are more dependent upon benefits for their income are likely to bear the brunt of the increase in child poverty.
We live in a society where disability is still seen more frequently as a plot devise rather than simply part of the human condition (see autumn's new TV schedules with amputee Cormoran Strike in JK Rowling's Strike and acid-burned Gabriel Markham in Rellik). Where disability is most frequently acted rather than authentic (the above played by Tom Burke and Richard Dormer respectively, both non-disabled actors).
Hopes the Tories 'think again carefully' about the cuts.
The former Tory Work and Pensions Secretary Ian Duncan Smith has called on the Prime Minster to scrap a planned £3.4bn cut
Ken Loach has hit back at Damian Green in an ongoing war of words with the Cabinet minister over his new film’s searing critique
The lowering of the benefit cap by as much as £6,000 a year from next week will throw some 300,000 children closer to homelessness
Last week's National Apprenticeship Week was full of discussion. We heard about the productivity gains of hiring apprentices, and concerns around the gender divide. We celebrated the amazing things apprentices have achieved, and heard from business leaders who are pledging to create more apprenticeships.