2013 WARNING FORECAST HAS COME TO DISASTROUS FRUITION
2013 forecasts from the Child Poverty Action Group has come to disastrous fruition – as long ago as 2013 the Child Poverty Action Group warned us all about our future – can you imagine what their warning would be today?
Perhaps they would tell us how another 100,000 children in Scotland are part of the fantastic poverty plan forced on Scotland by the Conservative/Lib Dem government over that time since 2013 with no signs of any respite or plan to bring back social justice, or perhaps they would tell us that food banks had exploded into over 400 and rising, from an original and disgraceful 40.
This is the original WARNING and ALARM from the Child Poverty Action Group;
REPORT SLAMS WESTMINSTER WELFARE PLANS AS ‘BOGUS’ AND ‘POVERTY PRODUCING
’A report from the Child Poverty Action Group has condemned the Westminster Government’s benefit uprating plans as ‘based on bogus claims and is a poverty-producing bill that will further exclude the poorest workers, jobseekers, carers and disabled people’.The Westminster Government is in the process of legislating to break the link between benefits and inflation, by capping any increase to benefits payments of 1% per annum, well below the rate of inflation.
This is expected to have the cumulative effect of introducing a 4% real-terms cut to working-age benefits payments received by workers, jobseekers, carers and disabled people over the next three years.
Commenting, SNP Work and Pensions spokesperson Eilidh Whiteford MP for Banff and Buchan said:
“This report makes damning reading for the Westminster Government who are set to throw their commitments to tackle child poverty out the window by hammering some of the poorest people in society.
“It shows that their arguments are fundamentally flawed and are set to do untold damage to thousands and thousands of people across Scotland.“The Coalition’s welfare plans will inevitably only increase poverty and increase inequality in society, which is why they have been condemned in such stark and unequivocal terms.
“It could scarcely be clearer that the Westminster Government has its priorities all wrong and are failing to act in the interests of people in Scotland.“Decisions over taxes and welfare in Scotland should be made by people in Scotland so that we can build the kind of country that Westminster has consistently failed to deliver.
Here we are in 2015 and we can all see that the great majority of families in the U.K. are having to tolerate;
1/ lower incomes coupled with higher living costs.
2/ Food banks with starving children.
3/ No “Welfare safety net”.
4/ School teachers having to take into school extra food to feed starving children.