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The Benefits System - punishing the unemployed and low paid The Benefits System - punishing the unemployed and low paid
There is a lot in the Press at the moment about the proposed changes to Working Tax Credits and other proposed cuts to benefits – so I thought I would add to the debate with some observations of my own. A major issue which has been largely ignored by the Press (but not, I am happy to say, by the Labour Party in their recent conference) is the impact of cuts to Working Tax Credits on the self-employed. The Government justifies its cuts in Working Tax Credits by saying it will be offset by rises in the living wage – however,...

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