Welfare cuts – some hard but essential truths behind the hype

This will be a very short post. I have just come across a report by the Centre for Welfare Reform called ‘Counting the Costs’; this assesses in significant detail (and using government figures) the impact on different groups in society of the welfare cuts we have already seen and those coming our way in the next two years.

It makes very salutary reading. I can do no better than to recommend it to you to read – it’s brief, it’s clear, it won’t take a lot of your time. But it may change how you think about government cuts. So click here to read it for yourself.

The one thing I want to highlight is on page 24 of the report. It states that there will be a debate in the House of Commons on February 27th, 2014 about the demand for an independent impact assessment of the cuts on disabled people who have suffered significantly more from the cuts than other groups.

Please contact your MP before that date and ask them to support the call for such an independent impact assessment. This is one specific practical thing you can do; it is one specific practical thing they can do. It is incomprehensible that the government is implementing these cuts without considering the impact is has on specific already vulnerable groups.

Stop them getting away with this. Demonstrate that we all care about a fairer society.

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About martinaweitsch

I'm interested in politics and rational political debate which isn't afraid of the facts or the complexities and contradictions inherent in most important issues.
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