Austerity is a policy that aims to transfer resources away from the most disadvantaged and undermine social justice.
Benefit Fraud is Tiny
Benefit fraud is minuscule; in statistical terms it is insignificant. Tax fraud and tax avoidance are the real problems.
Poor Pay Different Taxes
The poor pay a higher rate of tax than the rich. Essentially the poor are paying higher taxes, because they are paying different taxes to the rich.
Inequality and Poverty
In 2016 the poorest 6.5 million individuals in the UK lived on an average of £51 per week after tax, that's about £7 per day.
The Poor Pay the Most Tax
The very high levels of indirect taxes mean that the poorest 10% of the population pay about 11% more in tax than the rest of the population.
Real Cost of Benefits
Spending on benefits and pensions is often exaggerated by politicians by only referring to the gross cost, before people pay taxes.
The UK is one of the most unequal developed countries in the world. Inequality effectively doubled in the 1980s &1990s and has continued at these extreme levels ever since.
Disabled People Hit by Multiple Cuts
Part of the report Counting the Cuts in 2014, which calculated the cumulative impact of the UK's austerity policies on disabled people and people in poverty.
Cuts Target Disabled People
Dr Simon Duffy explains to Anton French Films how Government policy has targeted cuts on disabled people.
State Crime by Proxy
In this paper Mo Stewart continues her researchinto the links between the DWP, Atos Healthcare & Unum Insurance.
Abolishing the NHS Market
In this powerful essay David Zigmond eviscerates the Internal Market which is choking the NHS to death.
Time to Stand Up and Be Counted
Don Derrett urges us as individuals to stand up and stand against this new wave of intolerance and brutality, wherever we live.
Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centres
Part of a larger network of TUC Unemployed Workers' Centres, this is Derbyshire's Annual Report for 2016.