Letter to Rt Hon Amber Rudd, The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, “What good is work that leaves people hungry and homeless?

1 June 2019

The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, 

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. 

Caxton House, Tothill St, 

Westminster, London SW1H 9NA

1st June 2019  

 

​Dear Minister, ​

In tweets, on Facebook and in costly advertisements ​you ​continue to pump out the empty mantra "Only by being in work can women, of all ages, truly enjoy full economic independence. We’ve made huge strides over the past decade to get record numbers of women into work.”

But pay is too low & housing too costly. What good is work that leaves women hungry and homeless?

​There are brutal abuses of power taking the​​ land​ from under companies established under the arches of the UK railways and where ever else the powerful are seizing the affordable land used for work by enterprising individuals?

Land is also torn by the wealthy from under the homes of council tenants​ and from ​leaseholders & freeholders by compulsory purchase orders in what is called regeneration.

Land is a gift of nature intended for work and homes for all​. 

​Your​ government is allowing the value of land to exceed the capacity of low to middle incomes to afford a home and of small businesses to pay the rent.

​You ​then boast​ you have forced more and more families and individuals into work with pay so low​, ​​while their ​​rents ​are ​so high​, that it all leads to the misery of rent arrears and eviction.

​Yours sincerely, 

PS - I would be very grateful if you would give some time to reading "Taxed to death" in which Professor Roger Sandilands and Fred Harrison, Director of the Land Research Trust, spell out the damage done in UK by taxing incomes and the benefits to the national economy and public health of the alternative of capturing the increased value of land. The latter is the fairer way capitalist countries raise the revenue for running their governments - see also Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,  ​"​Harrisburg was rated as the 2nd best city in the U.S. to raise families by Forbes Magazine​.. Before achieving this fame, Harrisburg, more than 20 years ago, was ranked as the most distressed city in the U.S​"​ . PN

 

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