The ground-level reality of life under the Tory slash and burn programme..
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/06/osbornes-new-welfare-measures-are-anything-fair By Alison Garnham Published 27 June 2013 16:17 Bottom picture from www.davidicke.com
A residential development in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. A recent study has shown that 42 per cent of children in Tower Hamlets live in poverty, making it the worst area of the UK for child poverty. Photograph: Getty Images.
Big or small, the Chancellor’s spending review announcements on social security were anything but fair. Take the his most significant plan, to impose a ‘super-cap’ on the majority of working-age benefits. While Osborne has confirmed that out-of-work benefits will not be included in the cap, other key sources of support such as housing benefit, disability benefits and in-work support for those on low-incomes will all be subject to a nominal limit regardless of the actual levels of need.
Street Democracy writes: There is a boundless appetite for further strangulation, the tightest grip around the neck of…
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