Cuts and Reforms to the Welfare State
Policies such as the benefits cap and the “bedroom tax” have been designed to cut welfare spending as part of the Government’s austerity drive. Added to this there are ideological attacks on the poor coming from the Conservative Party and right wing tabloid newspapers. Capitalism works best when it works for the whole of society not just the wealthy at the top of society. How do we best protect the welfare state and oppose Tory ideological attacks on policies designed to redistribute wealth to the most vulnerable in society?