welfare state

It is true that some of the residents of James Turner Street have not made the best nor wisest of decisions during their lives, but the response that the programme has generated has been both violent and deeply concerning.
Columnist Owen Jones has torn into Channel 4's editor, responsible for the controversial programme Benefits Street, calling
Critics have dubbed Channel 4's Benefit's Street "irresponsible" and "divisive" broadcasting, pitting neighbours against
The highest form of charity, argued the 12th-century Jewish philosopher Maimonides, is when the help given enables the receiver to become self- sufficient. But our systems of state charity - aka welfare - have too frequently had the opposite effect: they have actually created dependency. It is time to re-think the way we help people.
Families would only be able to claim benefits for two children under plans put forward by a member of David Cameron's policy
There's not much to like about the bedroom tax. Ed Miliband, ever-desperate to engineer a connection with a bored and far
We need a party that will stand by trade unions, not cut them adrift as they face yet another damaging setback for workers' rights at Grangemouth. We need a socialist party, a party that will fight as vigorously to defend the rights of the oppressed as the Tories do to defend the pockets of the privileged. Labour used to be these things, but no more.
We could reduce this risk by creating a basic income for all citizens and then not paying politicians anything. Or alternatively we could demand that politicians don't set their own salary. We, the people should set their salaries, by plebiscite.
The attacks on the poor, working poor and disabled under the guise of "Welfare Reform" by the Tory-led Government has caused untold damage to households and families up and down the country. It would appear that the Government believes that welfare claimants should pay the most for the mistakes of the financial sector.
The benefit cap is now in place across the country. This means that benefit claims are limited to a fair level, a maximum of the average working household income of £500 a week. The taxpayer who funds the welfare state has the assurance that someone in receipt of benefits no longer has an income that's beyond the reach of the average working family.