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Feb 13, 2013, 1:28:52 PM2/13/13
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whilst not agreeing that NHS is protected in any way..think the new report A fair Society ? is excellent, really useful info for all interested in Welfare reform and trying to save welfare state. Packed with facts/analysis ect.
cheers Rachel
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Edition 16 | February 2013


C A M P A I G N   N E W S L E T T E R

A fair society? New Campaign report

Analysis in a new report shows that government cuts target people in poverty, disabled people and their families. The report, written by Simon Duffy on behalf of the Campaign for a Fair Society, shows in detail how 50% of £75.2 billion in cuts fall on just two areas, benefits and local government - despite the fact that together they make up only 26.8%of central government expenditure.
 
In other words, the cuts are not fair. 
 

BBC and Guardian air Campaign views

In the BBC's 'The Big Questions' programme, the Campaign's Simon Duffy mounted a strong attack on government cuts and its latest plan to give welfare cash cards - a kind of electronic ration card - to people who receive benefits. This programme discussed ‘Is it immoral to cut help to the poor?’ Simon pointed out that, while £1bn was lost in benefit fraud, £17bn goes unclaimed.

Simon also wrote an article in the 29 January edition of the Guardian Professional. The article highlights shocking statistics - as detailed in the Campaign's report, 'A fair society?': '
while most of us face cuts in services or income equivalent to £467, people in poverty face cuts totalling £2,195 per person, and disabled people face cuts totalling £4,410 per person. Disabled people (including children and older people) with the most severe disabilities, those entitled to social care, will face the biggest cut of all – an average cut of £8,832. This cut is 19 times greater than the cut falling on most other citizens.'

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The Campaign wants to produce new artwork and video clips. If you have a relevant skill and can do a little work on a voluntary basis, please get in touch. The Campaign has no paid staff and relies on voluntary contributions of skills and time.

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