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Artist or CreatorSteve Bell
Title or CaptionWho will squeeze the squeezers?
Extent1 item
Published byThe Guardian
Date09 Jan 2013
Person DepictedOsborne; George (1971-)
Duncan Smith; (George) Iain (1954-)
NotesNews: "Britain's poorest households will be hit hardest by government plans to limit rises in working-age benefits to 1% in a bid to save 3.1bn pounds by 2016, according to a Whitehall assessment rushed out shortly before yesterday's controversial welfare bill debate. As Labour's David Miliband signalled a possible return to the political frontline by attacking the government plans as "rancid" - while accepting the overall "envelope" on benefits and tax credits - the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) admitted that households "further down the income distribution" would suffer the greatest loss of income. Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, launched a strong defence of the plans, designed to cut the deficit which he blamed on Labour for frittering away money "like drunks on a Friday night". ...Pensioners and disabled people will be excluded from the latest changes, which are designed to ensure that in-work and out-of-work benefits will be increased at the same rate as public sector pay. Until now, benefits have risen in line with inflation. .... " Nicholas Watt, The Guardian
DescriptionArtist has labelled digital image 3442 090113 Thesqueezers
SubjectsChancellor of the Exchequer
government policy
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