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April 2013 Welfare changes

April  2013 Welfare changes

April brings significant changes in the welfare system, supporting what the conservative government have labelled as a Britain for “hard […]

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ASDA welfare cards: a precursor to welfare vouchers?

Part of the recent welfare changes has been the localisation of non-statutory emergency grants, such as Crisis Payments. Birmingham council […]

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1000 Mothers March

1000 Mothers March

1000 Mothers March On the 13th April 2013  a coalition of protest groups, including; the Haringey Trades Council, Unison, the local […]

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Childcare subsidies

Childcare subsidies

The increasing cost of childcare has become a major issue in recent years, with one in eight having left a […]

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At a cinema near you, the £53 a week man

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The changes to the Independent Living Fund

The changes to the Independent Living Fund

The changes to the Independent Living Fund This week a group of disabled people took the government to the High […]

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The looming Legal Aid cuts

The looming Legal Aid cuts

Under mounting pressure, the government eventually aimed its austerity focus on the legal aid budget in 2010, resulting in the […]

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Under Occupancy or is it a Bedroom Tax?

Under Occupancy or is it a Bedroom Tax?

The Under Occupancy Penalty/ Bedroom tax The Under Occupancy Penalty (also called the ‘bedroom tax) is an adjustment to Housing […]

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New partners may lose child benefit

New partners may lose child benefit

New partners of divorced parents will lose part of their salary if they earn more than £50,000 under changes to […]

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Universal Credit, an overview of the challenges

Universal Credit will be rolled out from next year. The plan was that all new applications for benefit would be […]

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