Those of us who have been keeping an eye on the coalition government for the past few years are well aware of the social and economic engineering taking place which penalises the poorest and most vulnerable in our society and keeps the well-off (Tory voters) sweet.
A study published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research and the London School of Economics reveals that the coalition has taken money from the poorest to fund tax breaks for the well-off. The cuts in low-income and disability benefits has had no effect on public funds contrary to government claims.
The most financially-disadvantaged experienced cuts of nearly 3 per cent of what they would have earned if Britain’s tax and welfare system of May 2010 was retained.
Those who gain from the changes include couples who both work and those in their 50s and early 60s, with an increase of between 1.2…
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