Westminster Austerity & Bad Policy Damage

Tories set to repeat #dementiatax fiasco

One of the Tories’ biggest missteps in 2017 was their decision to include the ‘dementia tax’ on the homes of pensioners in care. The move – clung to in spite of the uproar that it caused, until Labour’s surging popularity forced them to drop it – showed the absolute cynicism of the Conservatives’ attitude toward even their traditional supporters.  Skwawkbox: Read the full story here.


1 million more children in poverty thanks to austerity

Shocking new figures published by the TUC reveal that the number of children from working households growing up in poverty is set to rise to 3.1million this year – 1 million more than in 2010.

The analysis by Landman Economics for the TUC also shows that 600,000 children with working parents have been driven into poverty as a direct result of Tory government policy.  Read more at Tax Research UK.