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post 11 September 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog Why welfare is a vote winner for Scottish independence

Some of the biggest and boldest promises being made by the Scottish yes campaign are on welfare - but can Scotland afford to be fairer for those on benefits?

post 05 September 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog The end of the spare room subsidy? No

Rachel Reeves' optimism and excitement are perhaps a little premature, even after today's government defeat in parliament over reform of the spare room subsidy.

video 11 August 2014 UK

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IDS: 'Benefits cuts will push people to work' - video

Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary, claims benefits cuts will push people to work. Jane Deith finds his plans haven't gone down well in his own back yard, and Michael Crick speaks to him.

article 25 July 2014
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by Braille to cutlery: why a disability costs 550/month extra

Thousands for braille displays, 31 for a knife, a fork, and two spoons, and 4,000 for a wheelchair. Disabled people tell Channel 4 News why everything costs more, just to live a normal life.

video 17 July 2014 UK

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'I'm sorry': Danny Alexander to disabled people - video

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander tells Channel 4 News he is sorry about the disabled people who were affected by the bedroom tax, as the Lib Dems withdraw their support for it.

post 20 June 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog Will the universal benefits plan have to be redrawn?

Two reports attacking major areas of the government's planned benefits reforms suggest there may come a point when the universal credit policy has to be redrawn.

post 12 June 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog 'Threatened' for publicising poverty: an uncharitable tale

Charities working with the poorest in society say government attitudes to their work are increasingly hostile.

post 11 June 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: are child poverty and inequality falling?

David Cameron says inequality and poverty have improved on his watch. So is the government on target to eradicate child poverty?

post 11 June 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog Disability claims backlog brings hardship and anxiety say campaigners

This piece is not news. It's not new. The Department for Work and Pensions told me. Four or five times. But I thought it was worth marking anyway.