I keep reading articles about how tax credits won't apply to third or subsequent children born after a particular date (April 2017). It follows this part of George Osborne's emergency budget speech. Families who have a third or subsequent child after April 2017 will not receive additional Tax … [Read more...] about Existing children and the third child tax credit cut off.
In the run up to this general election, there's been a lot of time spent debating welfare, welfare reform, spending and so on. The received wisdom is that benefits need to be cut/ capped/ people must work, either for their benefits (workfare) or in paid apprenticeships. So we have sanctions, … [Read more...] about Welfare reform: the moral and practical case for basic income.
I've been banging on about welfare reform on and off all year. The attacks on the vulnerable by this government are insidious and constant. The NHS is under threat. The welfare state is being whittled away. Homeless right to council housing is set to evaporate, and I don't know where it will … [Read more...] about One more push – let's get Pat's petition signed.