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New Year Spend

Saturday 03 January, 2015

New Years is a time to make resolutions. To save not spend but how easy will that be? CPI stands for Consumer Price Index - a way of measuring prices. It is used by the Bank of England that controls the amount of money in circulation in order to stab...

Baroness Jenkin Responds

Friday 19 December, 2014

We contacted Baroness Jenkin about her recent remarks about poor people and their cooking skills. Was it a Freudian slip, or simply a bit of press miss-reporting - commets 'taken out of context' to use the often quoted vernacular. Follow these links...

New Era Estate Tenants Fight Back

Tuesday 02 December, 2014

The effects capping of benefits can clearly be seen in what is happening to London residents, such as those living in the New Era Estate. Tenants are being pushed out of their homes so that speculators can sell or let these properties, trippling...

Chancellors Autumn Statement

Monday 01 December, 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will give his annual Autumn Statement to Parliament on 3 December 2014. The statement provides an update on the government’s plans for the economy based on the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget...

For those wanting to hear what a potential future PM might have to say. The Fabian New Year Conference 2015, will take place on Saturday 17 January, at the Institute of Education (please see the Events section). Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour p...

Sanction Audit

Tuesday 25 November, 2014

  MP Debbie Abrahams has revealed that Oxford academics will report next month on what has happened to half a million jobseekers allowance (JSA) claimants who were sanctioned and subsequently disappeared from official employment statistics. The...

EUROMOD Report Blasts Gov Myths

Sunday 16 November, 2014

New analysis from EUROMOD* - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex and the London School of Economics (LSE) have just published a ground breaking report. Poor lose, and rich gain from direct tax and benefit chan...

Welfare Reform Casualties

Saturday 15 November, 2014

Black Triangle are a Scottish based civil rights group, known for their robust campaigning on behalf of the disabled. They recently published this list of UK Welfare reform deaths, posted by John McArdle. It certainly makes for some sober reading. We...

Sanction News

Thursday 13 November, 2014

A man who applied for more than 60 jobs in a fortnight while protesting against “draconian and demeaning” government policies has been battling JCP officials reported the Guardian newspaper. Peter Styles, a copywriter and public relations executive w...

UK Minimum Wage

Thursday 13 November, 2014

We just love the Full Fact website that checks the facts that are quoted in the media and analyzes them. This graph illistrates the the minimum wage in relation to prices. The picture tells the story. Thank you Full Fact for the great work your organ...

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