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UnemployedNet blog in today's Guardian Society Daily

Tue, 16/07/2013 - 12:45 -- nick

UnemployedNet's blog Ian Duncan Smith has 'belief' in benefits cap - but not proof has been featured in today's Guardian Society Daily.

The blog showed that, having been criticised for misusing statistics to try to prove his benefits cap is working, Duncan Smith has abandoned the whole idea of 'proof' in favour of a quasi-religious faith in his own beliefs.

Blog on benefit fraud v underpayment

Mon, 04/02/2013 - 14:01 -- nick

The Guardian writer James Ball has written a blog on benefit fraud.

A woman has been tried and sentenced to community service for claiming unemployment benefits while working.

So far, so predictable; just another story for The Mail to get its teeth in to, more evidence of the decline of Britain and the badness of claimants.

But there's a twist; if the woman in question had claimed the in-work benefits, including tax credits, she was entitled to she would actually have received almost twice as much.

New blog - Mum v Austerity - on a jobseeking son

Tue, 29/01/2013 - 13:48 -- nick

A new blog, Mum v Austerity, has been founded on the topic of living in austerity Britain.

The latest entry is written by a mum about her son's search for work in a town where there are few jobs and most of those available are seasonal, temporary or part-time.

Many of us will recognise the frustrations involved, and the problems of how to get work when there isn't enough around.

Read the Mum v Austerity blog here.

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