Sue Jones

Sue Jones is an independent researcher and writer with a strong interest in health, welfare, human rights, policy and democracy. She has a special interest in the political misuse of psychology and public interest issues more generally. Her personal blog can be found at

‘Universal Basic Income’ Gains Popularity Across The Political Spectrum

Supporters of a 'Universal Basic Income' argue that it would alleviate absolute poverty and would also motivate people to work.

Opinion: Iain Duncan Smith Abandoned His Own Sinking Ship

Sue Jones says Iain Duncan Smith's own incompetence and catalogue of failures left him with no option but to resign.

Universal Credit Cuts WILL Leave Some Working People Worse Off, DWP Admits

Guidance released by the DWP outlines how some working people will lose almost £900 a year.

Job Vacancies Fall As Fears Over Brexit Fuel Uncertainty In Britain’s Labour Market

New figures reveal a 7.3% drop in the number of advertised job vacancies since the start of the year.

Labour Considers ‘Universal Basic Income’ Policy

John McDonnell has said that the Labour Party will consider universal basic income as a part of its new economic policy.

Tory Housing Benefit Cuts ‘Could Mean Ten’s Of Thousands Losing Their Homes’

Research suggests that as many as 156,000 specialist homes for vulnerable people could be lost, due to Tory plans to cap Housing Benefit.

Iain Duncan Smith Blasts Media Who Accuse The Tories Of ‘Outrageous Actions’

Iain Duncan Smith warns MPs against listening to those “in the media and on social media” who “accuse the Government of outrageous actions".

Tories Plan ‘Stealth’ Raid On Child Benefit And In-Work Benefits

Half a million families will be stripped of child benefit over the next five years, under a series of “stealth” tax raids by George Osborne.

Thousands Of Disabled People Lose Motability Cars Due To Tory Cuts

Nearly 14,000 disabled people have had their mobility vehicle taken away, following Government changes to disability benefit assessments.

Labour Warns Of ‘Catastrophic Impact’ Of Tory Housing Benefit Cuts

Specialist housing providers could be forced to close accommodation for the most vulnerable, due to Tory Housing Benefit cuts.

‘Cruel And Incompetent’: Iain Duncan Smith Forced To Admit Christmas ‘Benefits Bonus’ Blunder

DWP 'administrative error' left more than 300,000 sick and disabled people without their £10 'Christmas Bonus'.

Government Should Open ‘The Next Front In Welfare Reform’, Says Labour MP

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills should tackle employers and landlords dependent on tax credits and Housing Benefit, says Frank Field MP.

Wellbeing Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Sanctioned Jobseeker’s ‘A Mystery’

Labour MP Frank Field has called for a survey into what happens to 1.5 million people thrown off the welfare rolls each year.

Tories Seek To Cut Disability Benefit Eligibility

The UK Government is considering ways of reducing eligibility for the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment.

Benefit Sanctions Can’t Possibly ‘Incentivise’ People To Work – And Here’s Why

Imposing sanctions on people who already have very limited resources is not only irrational, it is absurdly and spectacularly cruel.

Tories To Slash Employment Support Funding By 80%

The UK Government is to slash funding for employment support programmes by up to 80% following the Spending Review.

‘Excess Winter Mortality’ Soars 151% As Millions Struggle To Stay Warm

ONS figures show a 151% rise in 'excess winter deaths' in England and Wales in 2014/15, which represents the biggest yearly increase since 1999/00.

David Cameron Under Investigation Over Breach Of The Ministerial Code

David Cameron has been accused of giving preferential treatment to Conservative councils hit by his government's own austerity cuts.

Cameron’s EU Welfare Reform Demands Could Hit Thousands Of Brits

Discrimination laws mean restrictions applied to in-work benefits for EU migrants could affect Brits too.

Sick And Disabled Hit By 70,000 Benefit Sanctions – Despite Being ‘Unfit For Work’

DWP figures show a huge rise in the number of sick and disabled people hit by controversial benefit sanctions.

Tory MP Slams ‘Completely Unacceptable’ Child Tax Credit Cuts

Tory MP Stephen McPartland boycotted a meeting with Treasury Minister David Gaulke, after he discovered that Child Tax Credit will be cut by up to a third.

DWP Cuts Number Of Specialist Disability Employment Advisers By 60%

Full-time specialist disability employment advisers who are posted in jobcentres have been drastically reduced since 2011.

Little Public Support For Abolishing The Human Rights Act

Only one in ten say scrapping the Human Rights Act should be a Government priority.

DWP Staff Receive £42 Million ‘Bonus Bonanza’

DWP staff were showered with more than £42 million is 'performance' related bonuses last year, new figures show.


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