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TOPIC: Labour’s new DWP pledge is only a half measure

Labour’s new DWP pledge is only a half measure 26 Oct 2018 20:07 #10718

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Labour has clarified its position over a contentious Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) policy. But when you check it, it really doesn’t go far enough; potentially leaving millions of people worse off than they should be.
The DWP: freezing all over

In April 2016, the government brought in the benefits freeze. This meant the DWP would not increase the amount paid for some working age benefits until April 2020. It followed a cap on increases at 1% from April 2013. The benefits affected are:

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA).
Child Benefit.
Housing Benefit.
Tax credits.
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Work-Related Activity Group.
Universal Credit (not disability elements).

The government said the freeze would save it £3.9bn a year. But now, Labour has moved on the policy.

www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/10/26/labours-new-dwp-pledge-is-only-a-half-measure/
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Labour’s new DWP pledge is only a half measure 28 Oct 2018 19:35 #10729

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Yes Finnster they will drag their feet like all have done before.Just say any old crap to get the electoral to vote em in.I will anyway as cant do any worse than these tight fisted Tories.
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Labour’s new DWP pledge is only a half measure 29 Oct 2018 09:13 #10733

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South of the border Labour (under Corbyn) is your best hope really. Wish people would see sense though and vote in droves for the greens or both. Anything to oust the nasty party. I`m greatful Scotland has the SNP to fight them off, but just hope they don`t lose anymore grip on power as that would allow the Tories more gains. :sick:
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