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Welfare cuts cast doubt on Coalition's claim of fairness

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/10/2010

Andrew Grice

"George Osborne imposed a further £7bn cut in the welfare budget to blunt the axe falling on frontline services, but insisted that yesterday's government-wide spending review was "fair" as well as "tough".

"Only £2.5bn of the welfare savings will come from the better-off, through withdrawing child benefit for top-rate taxpayers, with the rest found from restricting benefits for the poor and vulnerable groups.

"The most controversial change is that one million sick and disabled people judged capable of returning to some work in future will have a one-year time limit placed on their claims for employment and support allowance. They could be left £50 a week worse off."

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"Welfare cuts cast doubt on Coalition's claim of fairness", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2010. Consulté le 23/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/welfare-cuts-cast-doubt-on-coalition-s-claim-of-fairness