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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
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
New research published by the TUC today (Friday) shows that tax credits and benefits play a crucial role in lifting low-paid workers out of poverty.
14 February 2014
Commenting on extracts from Iain Duncan Smith’s speech on welfare reform, published ahead of his speech to the Centre for Social Justice later today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
23 January 2014
Three-quarters of the cuts to social security announced since the election are affecting people in work in some way, with a quarter of the cuts specifically targeting low-paid workers, according to a new report published today (Monday) by the TUC.
06 January 2014
Ahead of the Commons vote today (Tuesday) on capping the up-rating of welfare benefits, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
08 January 2013
Ministers cannot assume that voters will continue to back them in their plans to cap welfare benefit rises, according to a new poll commissioned by the TUC from YouGov and published today (Friday).
04 January 2013
Low and middle income families will suffer annual benefit cuts of over £2,700 a year by 2013 despite the government's pledge that there are to be ‘no losers' in the setting up of the new universal credit system, the TUC is warning today (Friday).
11 February 2011
Nearly two thirds of the £15.9 billion of welfare and benefit cuts announced in the emergency budget and spending review will hit working families, undermining government claims that they are ‘making work pay', the TUC reveals today (Monday).
01 November 2010