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Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015: member briefing

The Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015, and other non-legislated welfare reforms, continues the Government’s emphasis on freezes, cuts, removals, reductions and abolitions of benefit and tax credit entitlements, along with the abolition of important key measures to target a reduction in poverty

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for a new housing deal for young people

A report from UNISON has revealed the housing problems facing young people, and calls for a more joined-up approach to dealing with the issue

Article on the UNISON National site.

Promoting credit unions and campaigning around high cost credit – branch guide

Advice for branches about how they can promote credit unions and campaign on high cost credit.

Media on the UNISON National site.

A new housing benefit deal for young people

UNISON research campaign paper calling for a policies to prevent young people becoming impoverished

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Why we need a new housing benefit deal for young people

UNISON factsheet linked to the union’s report on A new housing benefit deal for young people, published in November2014

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UNISON joins religious and charity leaders in criticising the Welfare Reform and Work Bill

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis joins other union, charity and religious leaders in criticising the Bill for the negative effect it will have on poor families and the disabled

News on the UNISON National site.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Parliamentary briefing July 2015

The Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015, and other non-legislated welfare reforms, continues the Government’s emphasis on freezes, cuts, removals, reductions and abolitions of benefit and tax credit entitlements, along with the abolition of important key measures to target a reduction in poverty

Media on the UNISON National site.

Help a million children get the free school meals they need

UNISON backs Children’s Society campaign against changes to free school meal eligibility in England which could stop up to one million children qualifying

Article on the UNISON National site.

Welfare reform factsheet 2 universal credit

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Welfare Reform Twenty things about universal credit

What the government doesn’t want you to know about Universal Credit . Available only as a pdf for downloading.

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Abolish the bedrrom tax

Activists/organisers briefing on joint working to abolish the bedrrom tax

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Cuts threaten disabled people in work

Disabled workers describe struggle to work 20 years after Disability Discrimination Act

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Welfare reform factsheet 3 – benefits cap

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‘What kind of world have we created?’

Director Ken Loach talks about his acclaimed new film, which deals with the ‘conscious cruelty’ of the benefits system, leading people towards food banks and homelessness

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

The truth about the cuts: the disability support worker

‘The cuts have shattered our enthusiasm’

Blogs, News on the UNISON National site.