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November 29, 2019 Leave a comment
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Election 2019: Labour pledges inquiry into seven years of DWP benefit deaths – Disability News Service

November 29, 2019 Leave a comment
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Boy’s benefits cut as he fights for life after DWP said he was ‘fit as any boy his age’

November 28, 2019 Leave a comment
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DWP U-turn after stopping payments to man with disability | Gazette

November 28, 2019 Leave a comment
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How to pay £58bn for WASPIs — Tax Research UK

November 28, 2019 Leave a comment

I was asked this on Twitter last night: This was my reply: That’s the wrong question. The government creates all the money it spends. It’s a promise to pay. How is it recovered from the economy? By the people who receive it being taxed on it, and those who receive their spending being taxed, and…

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27 November 2019 Update: Can You Help Outlaw Mandatory Reconsiderations Plus What’s In The Manifestos For Claimants?

November 27, 2019 Leave a comment
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Pensioner ‘forced to pawn electrical items at Cash Converters after Universal Credit wrangle’ – Birmingham Live

November 25, 2019 Leave a comment
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Accounting trick lets Boris Johnson leave £130 billion spending out of manifesto

November 25, 2019 Leave a comment
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Labour’s corporate tax plans: a half-defence — Stumbling and Mumbling

November 24, 2019 Leave a comment

Who really pays corporate taxes? This is the question posed by Labour’s plan to raise £30bn (pdf) from extra taxes on companies. These plans run into the problem that several studies have found that, ultimately, it is workers who pay a hefty chunk of such taxes. Michael Devereaux and colleagues have found that, in European…

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10 things you need to know about UK government debt — Tax Research UK

November 23, 2019 Leave a comment

The Jubillee Debt Campaign has written a briefing entitled 10 key facts about UK debt. They are worth sharing. Ten key facts everyone should know before discussing debt issues in the UK: 1. A quarter of UK government debt is owed to the UK government itself 2. Three-quarters of UK government debt is owed to people and…

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