Posts in the category of: Work and Pensions

Policy Network Speech in Infographics

by Liam Byrne | 04.11.15

Dear friends, Yesterday I delivered a speech to Policy Network on entrepreneurial socialism, tackling inequality and the case for a #NewClause4. You can read the speech here. You can also see below my speech in six infographics:   1) Britain 2015: More Super Rich. More Super Poor.                     […]

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Making Rights a Reality for Disabled People: A report by the Shadow DWP team to Labour’s National Policy Forum

by Liam Byrne | 23.09.13 | in: Disabled people, Welfare reform, Work and Pensions

Last year Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions team launched a nationwide consultation to ask how a Labour government can make rights a reality for disabled people and carers. We have travelled across the country to listen directly to the views of disabled people and carers, as well as drawing on the expertise of disabled people’s […]

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Labour’s Final Youth Jobs Taskforce Report

by Liam Byrne | 23.09.13

Road to Full Employment Youth Jobs Taskforce

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My speech to Labour Party Conference in Brighton, 23rd September 2013

by Liam Byrne | 23.09.13

Conference – It’s a privilege to open this debate, a debate we approach with a passion and care. That’s not a sign of weakness, that’s a sign of our strength. We are so much stronger and our policy is so much better for the work of Unison’s Liz Snape, the TUC’s Kay Carberry, for the […]

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Industrial incompetence at DWP cost taxpayers £1 million a day

by Liam Byrne | 13.09.13

This government promised to fix the system but instead it’s getting worse. Their industrial scale incompetence is losing the tax payer a million pounds a day because of the chaos at headquarters.   We can’t go on like this. David Cameron has now totally lost control of DWP, and with it a third of government […]

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Universal Credit now in total chaos – PAC hearing response

by Liam Byrne | 12.09.13

David Cameron’s flagship project is now in total chaos.   Parliament’s watchdog has blown apart yet another cover-up by Iain Duncan Smith who it seems has tried to hide further write-offs on his disaster-hit Universal Credit project. We’re now told there was no ministerial accountability and financial control was so weak that secretaries were signing […]

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Under David Cameron, Britain’s cost of living crisis is not improving, its intensifying

by Liam Byrne | 11.09.13

Today’s headline fall in unemployment is welcome, but what today’s figures expose is that while out of touch ministers are boasting, families are battling. They’re battling another fall in wages, another rise in youth unemployment and yet another rise in long term unemployment. There is simply not enough work to go round and the proof is […]

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Syria Debate in Parliament

by Liam Byrne | 29.08.13

Thanks for all those who have got in touch about the debate on Syria in the House of Commons today. Here’s a copy of Labour’s motion that I’ll be supporting. Please do keep on writing in with views. “This House expresses its revulsion at the killing of hundreds of civilians in Ghutah, Syria on 21 […]

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Labour’s Youth Jobs Taskforce

by Liam Byrne | 22.07.13

Youth unemployment has hovered around the million mark for nearly two years. The cost to our young people and our wider society is huge. ACEVO has estimated that the full cost of youth unemployment to the Exchequer is £2.9 billion a year; the cost to the wider economy through lost economic output is around £6.3 […]

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Job creation is so sluggish that pay-packets are getting hammered in the longest squeeze since the 1870s

by Liam Byrne | 17.07.13

Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to today’s Labour Market Statistics, said: “Any shred of progress on jobs is welcome but today’s figures show that economic recovery is so weak that pay is plummeting. “Job creation is now so sluggish that pay-packets are getting hammered in the longest squeeze since the […]

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