Election 2015: What’s at stake for social security?
Guides to the 2015 General Election
As part of our election programme Class are publishing a series of election guides that seek to highlight what is at stake for working people on a range of policy issues. All guides have the same structure – an outline of the current problems, policies that could tackle them, what the parties are offering voters, and an analysis of what’s at stake at the General Election.
What's at stake for social security?
This guide outlines the pressures facing the social security system caused by Coalition reforms, rising poverty and deep cuts to spending. Drawing attention to benefit cuts, the effects of the sanction regime, the stigmatisation faced by benefit claimants and the growth of food banks, this guide will expose the failings of the current system and show how policies to invest in social security can begin to tackle ingrained poverty and support people in and out of work.
To read all the information in brief, simply download our short policy priorities factsheet.
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