Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Benefits Poverty Warning from Bishop

news_children_playground.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

6:01am 21st November 2011

The Bishop of Trurowarns more children risk being plunged into poverty.

The Right Reverend Tim Thornton is one of eighteen bishops signing a letter against welfare reforms.

He is worried about a plan to cap benefits at five hundred pounds a week and is calling for a government rethink.

Critics say the bill will affect hundreds of thousands of children and vulnerable people.

In a letter to The Observer newspaper, the bishops said, "We are urging the government to consider some of the options offered by the Children's Society before the bill is passed into legislation, such as removing child benefit from household income for the purposes of calculating the level of the cap and calculating the level of the cap based on earnings of families with children, rather than all households.

"The government could also consider removing certain vulnerable groups from the cap and the introduction of a significant "grace period" of exemption from the cap for households which have recently left employment."

6:01am 21st November 2011

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
potholes

WATCH: Warnings Cornwall's roads need more funding

Experts say some could have to close because of damage

truro bus gate

WATCH: Warnings to drivers over Truro bus gate

Apparently it's not just buses who have been using it...

Most read
missing john hurst 4

Body found on popular Cornish beach identified

Missing John Hurst discovered at Watergate Bay

newbridge crash

Woman has 'life-changing injuries' after crash

18-year-old was airlifted near Penzance

Top articles

Car overturns on A30

Cornwall News: The road was blocked near Victoria after a vehicle ended up on its roof

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

PM signs Article 50 letter with call to 'come together'

National News: Theresa May will issue an appeal to the country to "come together" as she formally launches the process for the UK to leave the European Union.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Quadriplegic man's arm and hand brought back to life by thought-control tech

World News: A quadriplegic man has had his right arm and hand brought back to life with the help of thought-control technology.

Leyton Orient stave off winding up order after £1m pledge by owner

Sports News: A £1m pledge from the owner of Leyton Orient FC has saved the club from a winding-up order, but fans believe the club is still in "mortal danger".

River Tyne 'booze cruise' plans slammed by police

Strange News: Plans for thousands of people to float on inflatables down the River Tyne on a "booze cruise" have been criticised by police.

Newer article

Callington Murder

Cornwall News: Man appears in court over murder of a Cornish mum

Older article

1,000 Claim Benefits for Alcohol Addiction

Cornwall News: Southwest stats are above national average

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.