Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Three and half million in UK at risk of poverty as a result of Government Austerity

British Labour MP Michael Meacher has slammed Prime Minister David Cameron's new welfare crackdown, depriving hundreds of thousands of young people of their housing benefits and forcing them to live with their parents.

Moreover, the Independent reported that in an upcoming speech on welfare, Cameron is to announce measures such as abolishing most of the £1.8 billion in housing benefits paid to 380,000 individuals under the age of 25 and forcing a hard core of unemployed to do community work after two years or lose all their benefits.

This comes as former British Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws says the government should cut even further into public spending despite the already huge pressure the austerity measures have inflicted on the people.

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