What does it mean to be One Nation? In an age of austerity, what does it mean to say “We are all in this together?” To what extent should Government protect the poorest and weakest from further cuts to benefits? Iain Duncan Smith’s shock resignation from the Government last week has put these questions into sharp relief.
Call on the Chancellor to rethink tax cuts for the wealthy!
This week, MPs are debating the budget and considering a serious rethink. If we act fast, we can get them to drop unfair tax cuts for the wealthy, rather than finding new ways to cut benefits for the poorest. Please use our simple e-action to contact your MP here
Myths and distortions about our benefits system have now become so widely accepted that they have poisoned the entire debate about our social safety net. In this guest post, Simon Duffy of the Centre for Welfare Reform explores how we could reframe the debate.
Launch of the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign
A new campaign to promote Greater Manchester as a Living Wage Zone launched at the Greater Manchester Churches Together General Assembly on Monday 28 October.
Today (13 June), the Department for Work and Pensions published the latest UK income and poverty figures, covering 2011-12 (the first full year of the Coalition government). They make depressing reading.