benefit fraud

  • Benefit claimants become filmmakers to challenge stereotypes

    October 15, 2013
    press release

    Dole Animators, a ground-breaking project based in Leeds, is a group of jobseekers, single parents and disabled people who have made an animated film about their experience claiming support through social security during the period when the government’s welfare reforms are being implemented.

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  • IMF warn economic inequality is threat to the economy

    April 8, 2014
    press release

    In the new World Economic Outlook published today by the International Monetary Fund, Olivier Blanchard, the IMF’s Economic Counsellor, warns that the effect of inequality on economic progress is set to become a central problem.

    Imran Hussain, Head of Policy for Child Poverty Action Group, said:

    “The IMF warning is an important reminder that reducing inequality and ending poverty is essential to a strong economy.

    “We always put children first in family life, and there’s good evidence to suggest that by doing the right thing for Britain’s children we can benefit the economy too.

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  • Ministers publish new child poverty strategy consultation

    27 February 2014

    After a long wait, the government's consultation on a new child poverty strategy for 2014-2017 has arrived amid internal government squabbles on what the targets should be.

    CPAG's initial reaction is that it amounts to little more than listing current polices and lacks the ambition needed to reverse current failures.

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  • Reporting changes – failures and overpayments

    Issue 196 (February 2007)

    Simon Osborne looks at the law on reporting changes of circumstance, in the light of recent case law and the ongoing centralisation of offices at Jobcentre Plus.

  • SNITCHING IS NOT THE ANSWER! Coalition calls for a stop to culture of blaming the unemployed

    February 9, 2010
    press release

    SCOTTISH secretary Jim Murphy’s plan to reward people who ‘snitch’ on supposed benefits cheats has been slammed by a coalition of anti-poverty groups.

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) – which counts Citizens Advice Scotland, Oxfam, Child Poverty Action Group and the Poverty Alliance as members – has hit out at the idea, which was put to Labour’s manifesto co-ordinator Ed Miliband by the Scottish secretary.

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