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The majority of social security cuts announced by the government will fall on working families, who will suffer twice the level of benefit losses as out of work families, according to a new report published today (Friday) by the TUC.
22 August 2014
Pensioner families across the UK will suffer social security cuts worth £6.38bn a year by the time the government’s welfare reforms have taken full affect, the TUC warns today (Sunday) ahead of a new report on the impact of social security cuts published later this week.
17 August 2014
New research published last week by the TUC reveals the future impact and scale of a controversial new welfare reform – the five-week wait – on workers in the North East, with 16,113 newly unemployed people set to be hit each month. Currently, most workers who lose their job have...
11 August 2014
New analysis published today (Thursday) by the TUC shows that the majority of claimants who will be hit by the government’s new five-week wait welfare reform are short-term claimants who only claim the benefit for a few weeks.
07 August 2014
New research published today (Thursday) by the TUC reveals the future impact of a controversial new welfare reform – the five-week wait – on workers in North West England, with 39,000 newly unemployed people set to be hit each month. Currently most workers who lose their job have to wait...
07 August 2014
Saving Our Safety Net is campaign launched by the TUC which highlight how government welfare reforms are undermining safety net protection for working people. People who lose their jobs will be forced to wait more than five weeks before they get any help from the government. The five-week wait will...
04 August 2014
Children England, along with many of their member organisations, and the TUC have published a new joint agreement on the future of children’s services commissioning. The agreement – Declaration of Interdependence in Children’s Services – has been reached following concerns that the government’s narrow market-led approach to provision is having...
28 July 2014
Responding today (Tuesday) to the Oakley Review of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) sanctions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While this report identifies some important areas for improvement, its limited remit means the worst excesses of the current sanctions regime look set to remain in place.
22 July 2014
Most people who lose their jobs will soon have to wait five weeks before they get any cash help, according to small print in the Universal Credit rules uncovered by the TUC as it launches a new campaign today (Wednesday), Saving Our Safety Net. A YouGov poll reports opposition of...
16 July 2014
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of a government-commissioned analysis of the bedroom tax, which shows that many affected tenants are being pushed into arrears, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
15 July 2014

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