European Committee of Social Rights declares levels of benefits in the UK are ‘manifestly inadequate’

January 2014

European Social Charter

European Committee of Social Rights

Conclusions XX

-2 (2013)

(GREAT BRITAIN)

………
17.   Article 12 .Right to social security

Paragraph 1    Existence of a social security system    ……………….

19.     Conclusion

The Committee  concludes that the situation in United Kingdom is not in conformity with Article12§1 of the Charter on the ground that:

the minimum levels of short-term and long-term incapacity benefit is manifestly inadequate;

the minimum level of state pension is manifestly inadequate;

the minimum level of job seeker’s allowance is manifestly inadequate

read the entire report from the European Commission of Social Rights here: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/socialcharter/conclusions/State/UKXX2_en.pdf
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23 thoughts on “European Committee of Social Rights declares levels of benefits in the UK are ‘manifestly inadequate’

  1. U.K. = United Kingdom= Canada. Atos and Workers Compensation companies assess disability and subsequent wage loss calculations or social benefits. They are stealing from us. We are dying because of it.

  2. Much as I dislike the unelected commission of the corruption ridden democratically deficient eussr, they at least managed to hit the nail on the head with this one, the government, and I don’t just mean the current bunch but their predecessors as well, has used this french IT company to deny benefits to the most needy as its main method of attempting to improve the overall economy. The media report that the government are claiming the economy is improving but “many” people do not see it, hardly surprising when the people not seeing it are far worse off than they were, and the so called recovery is unlikely to ever trickle down to the people who have paid dearly to make the recovery happen.

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  4. Although IDS may have stated business as usual I have a feeling a test case may before a judge with regards to this sooner rather than later. My only question is then will they have to back pay those claimants….. When they loose and IDS is forced with tail between his legs out of office…..

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  7. If you control the oil, you control entire nations. If you control the food, you control the people. If you control the money, your control the entire world.”

    Henry Kissinger

  8. Ironic that one conclusion is “the minimum level of job seeker’s allowance is manifestly inadequate”, and that the bedroom tax and “new poll tax” (up to 30% of council tax) is taken out of that money. I made these points when questioning Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman on Question Time, asking if she would call on Labour not to evict people due to the bedroom tax, and the very next day Ed Miliband announced that they would abolish that tax if elected at the next general election! [Actually, it had already been revealed that Labour would announce its abolition that month in the Sunday People, but Miliband was probably planning to wait until Labour’s conference the following week or the Andrew Marr Show…]

    http://thatcheroftheleft.me.uk/2013/09/21/ed_miliband-says-labour-will-abolish-bedroom-tax-the-day-after-i-question-harrietharman-on-it-on-bbcquestiontime/

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  11. When have Britain took any interest in the lower earning workforce and the unemployed?
    What is the point of conforming to a European centralized parliamentary system if we are conforming,has any body realised that the amount of people now using services such as food banks has risen astronomically since David Cameron has been leader.

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