Osborne’s new welfare measures are anything but fair

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http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/06/osbornes-new-welfare-measures-are-anything-fair By Alison Garnham Published 27 June 2013 16:17 Bottom picture from www.davidicke.comNew Statesman

                           A residential development in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. A recent study has shown that 42 per cent of children in Tower Hamlets live in poverty, making it the worst area of the UK for child poverty. Photograph: Getty Images.

Big or small, the Chancellor’s spending review announcements on social security were anything but fair. Take the his most significant plan, to impose a ‘super-cap’ on the majority of working-age benefits. While Osborne has confirmed that out-of-work benefits will not be included in the cap, other key sources of support such as housing benefit, disability benefits and in-work support for those on low-incomes will all be subject to a nominal limit regardless of the actual levels of need.

Street Democracy writes: There is a boundless appetite for further strangulation, the tightest grip around the neck of…

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2 responses to “Osborne’s new welfare measures are anything but fair

  1. Pingback: Osborne's new welfare measures are anything but...·

  2. A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people’s lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail. Paul Wellstone

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