Budget 2015

George Osbourne delivers the Government’s 2015 statement. You can check your own situation using the Calculater here   For the first time tax credits and family benefits under Universal Credit will be limited to the first two children only. At the moment 870,000 families with more than two children claim tax credits, according to HMRC.…

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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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Mid summer Welfare employment -UK

The employment rate in the United Kingdom, for the 3 months ending April 2015, was highest in the South West (77.3%) and lowest in Northern Ireland (68.4%). The employment rate estimates are showing a mix of increases and decreases across the regions and countries of the UK. The unemployment rate in the United Kingdom, for…

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Cameron-Cabinet intro

Its  all about  Welfare Change. The changes that  this may well effect are those on Universal Credit, JSA Youth Contract, Esa Disability benefits and Industrial Accident   David Cameron the prime minister showed the cameras the manifesto. He refers to the manifesto and you can see some of the relevant comments here.   The Conservative Party Manifesto…

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Conservative Government Promises 2015-Jobs

The Conservative Party Manifesto -Promises ahead on Jobs key slogan-Full employment “A job is the best way to provide security for families” Introduction Following the election of the Conservative Party to power within the Uk. the Key phrase used within their Manifesto has been “Full Employment” not underemployment or Unemployment.   In this Post I have…

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DWP Minister Esther McVey Employment Minsiter: grilling by the Select Committee over Sanctions pt1

Current DWP Minister Esther McVey receiving a grilling from the Select Committee of MPs chaired by Dame Anne Begg. A comical performance; McVey’s rambling did not answer one question put to her, she didn’t know figures asked of her, and denied evidence of DWP staff being harassed into sanctions targets Impact questions were repeatedly asked…

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