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Welfare and Society

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The TUC believes in full employment and work for all those who want it, but those who cannot work should get decent benefits that lift them out of poverty. Here is research and policy on welfare and work issues. You can find older material by using the search facilities.



end child poverty logo3.8 million children live in poverty in the UK today, thats one in three children - a shocking figure given the wealth of our nation.

The campaign to End Child Poverty includes children's and other charities, social justice groups, faith-groups, trade unions, businesses and many others concerned about the unacceptably high levels of child poverty in the UK who are working together for change. Visit their website at http://www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/


The most recent documents available on this subject are:

Lies, damn lies and lie detectors
Why the Government should not introduce lie detector tests for benefit claimants
PDF version available for download
4 May 2007

Don't make benefits claimants take lie detector tests says TUC
The Government should abandon plans to trial lie detector tests for people claiming benefits because the accuracy of the technology has not been scientifically proven, and individuals with genuine cases are likely to be discouraged from applying for the help they desperately need, says the TUC today (Friday).
4 May 2007

Work and Poverty
The TUC submission to the Freud Review of welfare to work.
PDF version available for download
30 March 2007

Headlines from Budget 2007
Income tax, National Insurance and tax credit rates, limits and thresholds.
PDF version available for download
23 March 2007

The Budget and Social Security
An outline of the Budget measures affecting social security and employment programmes.
22 March 2007

TUC comment on Freud welfare reform proposals
The TUC reacts to the welfare reform recommendations contained in David Freud's report, ‘Reducing Dependency, Increasing Opportunity
5 March 2007

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Managing Absence


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