Universal Credit and the ‘Welfare Trap’ 2017
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Universal Credit and the ‘Welfare Trap’ 2017

I’d watched an interesting debate which was broadcast on February this year between  Lord Freud, the architect of Universal Credit, and the Benefits and Welfare Committee. I’ve transcribed some of Lord Freud’s answers to the committee’s questions further below. I don’t have too much of a problem finding work or getting interviews, but it was … Continue reading

Streatham Jobcentre march against benefits cuts on 26th June 2015, and a letter from The Guardian newspaper
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Streatham Jobcentre march against benefits cuts on 26th June 2015, and a letter from The Guardian newspaper

I’m posting a recent communication I’d had with Damien Gayle, a reporter for the Guardian, about the march against benefits cuts, work programs and sanctions for people receiving jobseekers allowance at Streatham Jobcentre in London that happened on 26th June 2015. Gayle had asked for a comment about the march and I took some time … Continue reading