BEHIND THE SPIN, MILLIONS OF WORKING FAMILIES STILL HIT BY WELFARE CUTS!!

image

BEHIND THE SPIN, MILLIONS OF WORKING FAMILIES STILL HIT BY WELFARE CUTS!!

Research commissioned from the House of Commons library shows that 
next year over half a million working familes, already on Universal credit, will lose up to over £2500.

By 2020, when Universal credit will be fully rolled out, Some 2.6 million working families will lose an average £1,600 as a result of benefit changes due to come into force under the universal credit system.

Owen Smith, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said
” It is now quite apparent that the chancellor only offered a partial reversal of his cuts to working people’s incomes in last week’s statement. Next year, half a million families may be hit by cuts to tax credit’s successor, universal credit,”

“This newly commissioned research shows that working families on universal credit still face devastating losses next year. A 23-year-old single parent, with two children working 30 hours a week on the minimum wage, is set to lose £2,500.”
image

In its analysis of the autumn statement and spending review, the IFS said other commentators had been wrong to describe the chancellor’s measures as an end to austerity. The IFS director, Paul Johnson, said: “This is not the end of austerity. This spending review is still one of the tightest in post-war history.”

#StopWelfareCuts #TaxCredit

Advertisements

DAVID CAMERON ANNOUNCES RAIL FARE FREEZE FOR NEXT FIVE YEARS!

DAVID CAMERON ANNOUNCES RAIL FARE FREEZE FOR NEXT FIVE YEARS!

FUNNY, REMEMBER WHEN HE MOCKED ED MILIBAND ON A ENERGY FREEZE: ‘He cannot talk about his energy price freeze, because it has turned him into a total joke.’

BUT THE PUBLIC DON’T JUST WANT A FREEZE ON FARES, MOST PEOPLE WANT TO BRING RAIL BACK IN PUBLIC OWNERSHIP.

Season tickets could be 10 per cent cheaper by 2017 if rail services were run by the public sector, according to new research published by the Action for Rail campaign.

The research, carried out by Transport for Quality of Life, shows that £1.5bn could be saved over the next five years if routes, including the Northern, Transpennine and West Coast Main Line, were operated by the public sector.

The study says that if the 11 routes were operated by the public sector the following could happen:

Before the end of 2015 it would be possible to introduce free off peak travel for children travelling with their parents

From 2017 regulated fares – including season and anytime day tickets – could be cut by 10 per cent.

From 2020 all fares could be cut by 3 per cent.

🚂Frances O’Grady, TUC general secretary and chairman of Action for Rail, said: “The UK has the most expensive rail fares in all of Europe.

“If services were run by the public sector, it would make a big difference to families and hard-pressed commuters, who have suffered year after year of wage-busting fare increases under privatized rail.

“This report highlights once again the huge cost of privatization to taxpayers and passengers. Money that could be spent on making journeys cheaper is instead being siphoned off into shareholders’ pockets and wasted on bidding and other franchising costs.

“The case for an integrated rail network under public ownership is overwhelming.”

http://actionforrail.org/season-tickets-could-be-10-per-cent-cheaper-by-2017-if-rail-services-were-run-by-public-sector-says-tuc/

B heard media

“WE ARE THE PARTY FOR WORKING PEOPLE” REALLY??- THE FACTS

m

At the Conservative’s manifesto launch, David Cameron proudly said: ” We are the party of working people.”

Well after 5 years of ‘Dave’ and his chums running the UK, let’s look at their record and what they have in store for ‘working people’, if they gain power for another five years.

The Coalition are always banging on about how low the unemployment figures have been since 2010. But when you take a closer look, things aren’t quite what they seem.

Since Ian Duncan Smith brought in Welfare reforms, the government have managed to hide millions of working-age people from the unemployment figures.

This is How?

* 2 Million people have been sanctioned in the last two years.

* 1.4 Million people are on Workfare.

* 0.5 Million disabled people are on Workfare.

All these millions of people do not appear on the unemployment figures.

As for people in work, they haven’t fared much better under the Coalition.

* Last year UK firms used 1.8 million zero hour contracts.

* Over 5 million people are self-employed( highest level for 40 years), Average income including Working tax credit, is below £10,000.

* 5 million shop workers are paid so little that, the government top up their wages with in-work benefits, costing £11bn a year.

So how does the future look for’hard working people’ , if David Cameron wins election 2015.

* In-work benefits will continue to be frozen.

* Over a million more jobs will be cut in the Public sector.

And the biggest threat to workers from the Conservatives, is a new law they would bring in, where strikes could only ever be called if they are directly supported by 40% of people entitled to take part.

Paul Kenny, GMB general secretary, said: “Only 16 out of 650 elected members of parliament secured the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in their parliamentary constituency area election in 2010.”
” Only 15 Tory MPs out of 303 secured that level of support.”

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady added: “The Conservative plans on industrial action ballots will make it almost impossible for unions to call a legal strike.
“No other mainstream political party in the democratic world has suggested such a fundamental attack on this basic human right.
“David Cameron has admitted that Britain needs a pay rise, but he wants to stop workers doing anything about it.”