Welfare Benefits 2015-Conservative challenge

The Welfare Benefits Challenge     Where can the government cut the budget.? In 2015-6, spending on benefits, pensions and tax credits is expected to total £220bn State pensions and age-related benefits, such as winter fuel allowance and free TV licences, will account for £95bn Child tax credits and working tax credits – £30bn Housing…

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Sanctions -DWP select commitee recommendations

   Benefit sanctions policy beyond the Oakley Review Sanctions The two specific areas that Sanctions normally relate to are JSA  ( Job Seekers Allowance ) and ESA (Employment Support Allowance) Though Universal Credit may also feature as time evolves. I originally posted articles under #rethinksanctions with Esther McVey gave evidence. Many of the points and questions are featured…

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Employment Support Allowance

 Employment Support Allowance Types of ESA The 2 types of ESA are: contribution-based ESA – usually you get this if you’ve got enoughNational Insurance contributions income-related ESA – usually you get this on its own or on top of contribution-based ESA, if you’re on a low income Contribution-based ESA Contribution-based ESA lasts 1 year if you’re in the work-related activity group. You may be able to…

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