Housing Benefit

Changes coming into force from April 2011. The Government has introduced rules which make the changes listed below – the intention is to save £2 billion. They have used their media to push the lie that Housing Benefit is a disincentive to finding work. London figures show that 87% of claimants of Housing Benefit are in…

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Unemployed Win Against A4e Bullies

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty (ECAP) have won a significant victory for the unemployed in the war against New Deal provider A4e, thanks to the courageous stand taken by one brave unemployed ex-miner, who despite threats and benefit suspension stood up to A4e for over a year!    This infamous multinational have been denying the unemployed who are forced to attend their compulsory workfare schemes the right to…

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ATOS Hit by Protests UK Wide

CUTTING DISABILITY BENEFITS KILLS – was the message being sent by protestors gathered outside the ATOS Edinburgh testing centre in York Place on 14th April, for the Day of Action Against Benefits Cuts.  Like many groups round the UK we were there to show our opposition to the brutal attack on people who are sick…

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Does ATOS Kill?

Demonstrators converged on the Scottish HQ of ATOS Origin in Livingston near Edinburgh on 24 January. This profit-orientated company is contracted by the government to carry out benefits medical assessments on people with disabilities and illnesses.  In other words, they do the government’s dirty work of axing support which is needed by some of the…

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