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Tracking general election#19 social welfare law commitments

shawn mach
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Hi .. thought it might be worth starting a thread, ahead of the party manifestos coming out, to keep track of the various social welfare law commitments that are beginning to trickle out.

Here’s a few for starters:

- Labour Party: Labour is promising a “step-change” in women’s working rights if it wins the general election, pledging an increase in the length of statutory maternity pay from nine months to a year. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50338831)

- Green Party: The Green Party has pledged to introduce a universal basic income by 2025, which would see every adult receiving a minimum of £89 per week. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50432200)

- Plaid Cymru: Plaid Cymru has claimed it would be able to take 50,000 children out of poverty if it formed the next Welsh Government by bringing in a weekly payment to low income families of £35 for every child, and introducing free childcare for all one to three-year-olds. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50427307)

Do add stuff as you come across it .....

 

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https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/welfare-rights/news/item/social-security-commitments-in-the-liberal-democrat-party-2019-election-manifesto

If they really wanted to do all this, why did they support the cuts in the first place?

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Phil R - 20 November 2019 04:28 PM

https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/welfare-rights/news/item/social-security-commitments-in-the-liberal-democrat-party-2019-election-manifesto

If they really wanted to do all this, why did they support the cuts in the first place?

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/11971/jo_swinson/east_dunbartonshire/votes#welfare

maybe they forgot that you can look up their voting records, I make no comment as to how I feel in any way about any politician’s voting record

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Also in Labour’s manifesto
- an intention to develop annual income assessments for self employed people on Universal Credit

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thanks Sarah - now added to our rightsnet summary.

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