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Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

£millions of Pandemic aid handouts for second homers while low incomers get none

Posted on: 16th March 2020

Fighting for justice for the low paid and self employed, many of whom face severe hardship from the Government’s emergency C-19 measures. Meanwhile the Government gives generous handouts to second home owners. The grants now being offered to Cornwall’s second homers who don’t need the £70 million+ they will be entitled to claim under the […]

Next budget – best chance to deliver

Posted on: 4th March 2020

Next week the Conservatives have a golden opportunity to prove they can keep their word – to “end austerity” – when they deliver their Budget. The Chancellor’s Budget statement is traditionally the moment a Government can give itself at least 2 days of favourable news coverage (until the reality of the small print is examined. […]

Combat Coronavirus by tackling inequality

Posted on: 4th March 2020

If the Government really “will stop at nothing” to combat Coronavirus then it must immediately grant low paid workers the sickness protection rights they’ve steadfastly denied them. The Conservatives’ cheerleaders in the right-wing press say Ministers have promised to “stop at nothing” to avert a COVID-19 epidemic. But those same Ministers seem to be unaware […]

The Conservatives have pushed more children into poverty

Posted on: 11th April 2019

Conservative Government tax credit cuts and the switch to Universal Credit has contributed to increased child poverty. 4.1 million children are now in poverty – that’s 30% of children now below the poverty line. Over 70% of children in poverty are in working households. (Reports from the Child Poverty Action Group last week).

Not such a Happy Mothers’ Day – as Child Poverty increases again

Posted on: 31st March 2019

The Conservatives have pushed more children into poverty. Conservative Government tax credit cuts and the switch to Universal Credit has contributed to increased child poverty. 4.1 million children are now in poverty – that’s 30% of children now below the poverty line. Over 70% of children in poverty are in working households. So it’s not […]

Conservative MP will apologise for voting to increase poverty?

Posted on: 31st January 2019

Credit to Conservative MP Heidi Allen. She appears to speak out against her own Government’s policies which have done so much to create a big rise in poverty and homelessness.   Conservative MPs (including all our local MPs) have consistently voted to: cut working tax credit, slash support for the sick and disabled, reduced housing […]

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Let’s make 2019 a year of change for the better

Posted on: 2nd January 2019

A new year. But will it be a new dawn? We can of course hope, wish and pray. But let’s also WORK in 2019 to build a better future for young people. Health and Education Let’s save our NHS by halting the cuts and pressures. Stop private companies ‘cherry-picking’ the profitable bits. Put patients before […]

News Update

Posted on: 25th October 2018

Our NHS has never faced greater threat nor been as debt-ridden in its 70 years than it is now. Yet Westminster is so preoccupied with Brexit, the impact of Universal Credit cuts and gossip about leadership challenges (assassinations even!) that it has almost forgotten why it should care about our NHS. I returned to the […]

Conservatives congratulated for finally admitting their policies have granted multi-million tax-dodge to wealthy second homers

Posted on: 26th June 2018

Prospective Liberal Democrat MP, Andrew George has welcomed signs that Conservatives now admit that their policies have been granting an “industrial-scale tax-dodge” for thousands of wealthy second homers. Mr George said, “Of course it’s embarrassing for the Conservatives. But we should at least congratulate them for finally admitting that their policies represent a shocking tax […]

“Shameful cuts will punish the low paid”

Posted on: 9th April 2018

The cloak of worrying news on Syria, Salisbury poisoning, Brexit etc is successfully used to bury the impact of the Government’s latest round of shameful cuts. Some workers estimate they’ll suffer a 25% loss from Universal Credit changes. Meaning some may have to give up work. Others could lose their homes through changes in support […]