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Employment Support Allowance – The Lords listened to us!

1 Feb 16

“Fairness and compassion has prevailed.” Helen, 38 Degrees member “I’m so very grateful to everyone who stood against these proposals. Thank you so much.” Tanya, 38 Degrees member It’s good news: 38 Degrees members were listened to on harsh cuts to welfare. As the House...

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Employment Support Allowance – a lifeline

25 Jan 16

We have less than 48 hours to stop people who are too unwell to work being pushed into poverty. On Wednesday, the House of Lords will vote on whether it should cut financial support for ill and disabled people. [1] Unless we act quickly together...

Don’t cut crucial funding

19 Jan 15

Last week over 10,600 members of 38 Degrees wrote to the government to tell them not to cut crucial funding designed to help people in crisis. This vital safety net helps families heat their homes in emergencies and supports victims of domestic violence, so is crucial...

Cuts, cuts and more cuts…

8 Dec 14

There’s been a lot of talk about money over the last week. Last Wednesday George Osborne, the chancellor, laid out the government’s tax and spending plans in the last big budget announcement before next year’s elections. We’ve already seen £35bn of spending cuts – but...