Monday, April 01, 2013

A new world comes into view in England this week with mostly ideological changes to welfare, justice, health and tax

1.        Spare bedroom penalty introduced for poor
2.        Thousands will lose access to legal aid
3.        Council tax benefit passes to local control
4.        NHS services commissioning changes
5.        Regulation of financial industry changes
6.        50p tax rate scrapped for high earners
7.        Disability living allowance scrapped
8.        Welfare benefits will no longer rise with inflation
9.        Welfare benefit to be capped
10.     Universal credit introduced

Hidden irretrievably within the blackest night
If hope is a star I can pluck from the heavens
It is now placed so far from my reach and sight
Only a flight of the soul may recapture its grace