Archive: Welfare Cuts

Cardinal Vincent Nichols believes government welfare cuts are "punitive".

Welfare cuts 'casting people into destitution' warns Church

The government's welfare cuts risk "casting people into destitution" the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales warns.

Opinion Former Articles

  • CPAG: Surviving welfare reform

    Manchester: Thursday 5 September 2013: Due to demand, and to ensure accessibility to as many people as possible, we are now hosting our Welfare Rights Conference in both the North and South of the country. We hope that this will give more people the opportunity to attend, keeping travel and accommodation costs to a minimum.

  • Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union Welfare Statement

    The ideology of cuts affecting the most vulnerable people in our society is totally out of character for a nation that traditionally prides itself on bringing support to those in crisis. Over the years, the UK has led the way in terms of people and organisations who have gone way beyond the call of duty in terms of supporting others and treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve. This is a country that after years of struggle, made health, education and general wellbeing a basic human right. READ ON.

  • CPAG: Welfare myths are not based on fact - and people are starting to see it

    Ministers turned on charities and faith groups this week to discredit concerns over their welfare reforms. They know they cannot sustain public support when welfare myths are simply not based in fact.

  • Rethink Mental Illness: New GP survey shows Government welfare test is pushing vulnerable people to the brink

    More than eight out of ten GPs say they have patients who have developed mental health problems due to a controversial benefits test, according to new polling released today by the charity Rethink Mental Illness.

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