Tag Archives: Poverty

In his 2012 Tory Party conference speech, David Cameron said: “It’s us, the modern compassionate Conservative party, who are the real champions of fighting poverty in Britain today.” However, looking at child poverty, last December the Child Poverty Action Group warned poor families are facing a “triple whammy” of benefit, support and service cuts. Indeed […]

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As C4 News reported of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review: The mobility component of disability living allowance for those in residential care will also be removed. It will affect the estimated 58,000 DLA claimants in care homes. Here’s the BBC’s report of the government’s u-turn on this policy: Controversial plans to axe some benefit payments […]

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In the June 2010 emergency budget, George Osborne announced housing benefit would be cut by 10% for people who have been on Jobseeker’s Allowance for 12 months or more. The government, however, have u-turned on this, as The Guardian reports: The government has dropped plans to impose a 10% cut in housing benefit on anyone […]

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David Cameron has used Prime Ministers’ Questions to perpetuate the myth that poverty is mainly down to the fecklessness of working age adults. Responding to a question on child poverty, he answered: “The chief cause of poverty is people being out of work generation after generation.” Yet in 2010, most children experiencing poverty lived in […]

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During the election campaign, David Cameron outlined the Conservatives’ pensioner pledge, which included a “personal promise to protect the Winter Fuel Payment”. The Tory leader vowed: “I will protect your Winter Fuel Payment.” However, a few months on, the government has announced that older people will have to wait at least six years longer to […]

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