Tag Archives: Benefits

Allowing Benefits to be Arranged From Prison Could Cut Reoffending

One of the key problems believed to contribute to re-offending is that prisoners are released with just £46, and as they are not able to arrange benefits while within prison, some have little option but to return, if not to crime, to their criminal friends. This is something Cambridge’s MP Julian Huppert has raised in [...]

Should Lone Parents of Under 5s Have Their Benefits Cut if they Don’t Attend Government Courses?

A couple of days ago I started a thread on the discussion site Mumsnet. I had been following a debate in parliament which had cumulated in Labour MPs voting to cut the benefits of lone parents of under 5s who won’t attend government run “back to work” courses. My post was removed from the site, [...]