Tag Archives: Iain Duncan Smith

7 arguments against the benefits cap

This post is something of a re-tread for me: here I was back in January 2012 explaining why the benefits cap is unfair. That was quite a long, discursive post. The idea is that this will be a much more … Continue reading

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From the BBC: how not to eat healthily for £1 a day

The BBC have published an article by one Brian Milligan, which purports to show that it is possible to eat a healthy, varied diet for less than £1 a day. The article is – and I’m being polite here – … Continue reading

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Why the benefits cap is unfair

On the face of it, the idea of limiting the maximum amount any family can receive from benefits to £26,000 per year seems eminently fair; this is, after all, the median household income after tax.  Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary … Continue reading

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