Posts Tagged ‘ Welfare ’

‘Common Sense’ and Benefit Sanctions

Apr 27th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

In an extensive discussion paper, Unite Community member GERRY LAVERY considers how Antonio Gramsci’s ideas could help challenge popular attitudes towards benefit claimants and the fight to end government sanctions. Here, he provides a brief introduction.

‘An Idea Whose Time Has Come’

Jun 27th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A universal basic income could be one of the big progressive policies at the next election according to campaign group Compass which has published a report on the issue, saying it’s “an idea whose time has come”.

Poverty Knocks

Mar 7th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage, Lead

ERNIE JACQUES looks at the implications of a recent appeal court ruling on the case of two jobseekers denied benefits for refusing unpaid work.