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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/

cutting the costs of child poverty

The most recent documents available on this subject are:

The Future of Tax Credits
Summary of the DWP discussion paper, seeking union comments
PDF version available for download
21 May 2008

Report of the Second TUC Social Policy Forum
Report of the Forum held on 23 April
PDF version available for download
2 May 2008

Improving Disability Employment Services
The TUC response to the DWP review of labour market services for disabled people.
PDF version available for download
19 March 2008

Budget Headlines 2008
Income tax, National Insurance and tax credit rates for the coming financial year.
12 March 2008

What would make your job better? And how would you let people know? Now the TUC is offering workers the chance to put their views forward while boosting Liverpool's Capital of Culture celebrations.
5 March 2008

The Tax Credit Success Story
How tax credits have helped cut child poverty and why they should be increased.
PDF version available for download
18 February 2008

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