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Joint – letter from the United Kingdom Disabled People’s Movement and Allied Civil Society Organisations to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

Joint – letter from the United Kingdom Disabled People’s Movement and Allied Civil Society Organisations to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
Published By Black Triangle November 19th 2016

Secretary General

 

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'Just about managing' families to be £2,500 a year worse off by 2020 – study

'Just about managing' families to be £2,500 a year worse off by 2020 – study | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
Cost of austerity shown in research as PM prepares to announce cutting corporation tax to lowest of top 20 economies
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Stirling MP: Child Poverty Bill Is The Right Thing To Do | City of Stirling SNP

Stirling MP: Child Poverty Bill Is The Right Thing To Do | City of Stirling SNP | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
Steven Paterson, MP for the Stirling constituency, has said that the Scottish Government’s decision to take a leading role in eradicating child poverty in Scotland is the right approach when faced with a cynical UK Government that has...
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Still in a ‘JAM’ - Little for those on ‘edge of coping’ in Autumn Statement says BASW | BASW News

Still in a ‘JAM’ - Little for those on ‘edge of coping’ in Autumn Statement says BASW | BASW News | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
The British Association of Social Workers is the independent and member-led professional association of social workers in the United Kingdom.
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Letter to the ICC at the Hague Re Mistreatment of the Disabled and Sick

Letter to the ICC at the Hague Re Mistreatment of the Disabled and Sick | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
I am sure many of you are aware of the measures that the Govt has introduced to root out the supposed fraudsters claiming Disability and Sickness Benefits.
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Corbyn: Disabled people 'demonised' by austerity politicians

Corbyn: Disabled people 'demonised' by austerity politicians | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
Jeremy Corbyn said disabled people and those on social security had been "demonised" by some politicians as he slated the Government's record over help for society's least fortunate.Mr Corbyn, at the Labour Party's launch to...
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Iain Duncan Smith: Cutting Universal Credit work allowances would harm those in greatest need of help

Iain Duncan Smith: Cutting Universal Credit work allowances would harm those in greatest need of help | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
It would be more cost-effective and more fair to adjust the planned increases in the income tax personal allowance.
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‘Reforming’ ESA: the final frontier and the last moral boundary

‘Reforming’ ESA: the final frontier and the last moral boundary | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
  Context Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is a benefit for people who are assessed as being unable to work because of a health condition and/or disability.
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UN urged to act after Conservative government dismisses report on disability

UN urged to act after Conservative government dismisses report on disability | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
Thanks to the efforts of our Tory-supporting media, most people in the UK don’t even know the United Nations has found the government guilty of systematically violating the rights of people w…...
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North Ayrshire's child poverty shame

North Ayrshire's child poverty shame | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it

MORE than a third of children in Saltcoats and Stevenston are living in poverty, a shock report has revealed.
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Written evidence - Joseph Rowntree Foundation

RT @danny_wright: Read @jrf_uk submission - missed chance on Housing First, evidenced-based answer that works https://t.co/JJ4KoDidJP http…
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Slowly the politics of our new unelected government is becoming clear. The Prime Minister is determined to portray herself as a safe pair of hands sitting firmly in the centre ground preparing fo
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House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee

Written evidence on Sanctions to the Work and Pensions Committee https://t.co/fWpm6FiBw6 #PMQs #CutsKill #RightsNotGames
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Housing boss says poverty to get worse for claimants - Evening Telegraph

Housing boss says poverty to get worse for claimants - Evening Telegraph | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
A Dundee housing chief has warned that poverty “will get worse until there is a total breakdown” under UK Government welfare reforms.
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The Tories have a lot of stupid policies that penalise poor people, but showing your passport to access the NHS is the worst

The Tories have a lot of stupid policies that penalise poor people, but showing your passport to access the NHS is the worst | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
I didn’t really believe in “health tourism” until an appointment with my GP descended into a longer chat about Jeremy Hunt, the future of the NHS and why my near-retirement physician was nearing the end of his tether.
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UK one of the most unequal countries, says Oxfam - BBC News

UK one of the most unequal countries, says Oxfam - BBC News | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
The richest 1% of the UK population owns more than 20 times the wealth of the poorest fifth, according to new analysis by Oxfam.
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Motion: “This House would privatise the NHS”

On 31 October, the Bath University Debating Society organised a motion entitled ‘This House would privatise the NHS, and replace it with a private insurance-b
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Record numbers use food banks - Trussell Trust - BBC News

Record numbers use food banks - Trussell Trust - BBC News | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
A "record number" of people received aid from UK food banks in the last year, a charity says.
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UN’s highly critical report confirms UK government has systematically breached the human rights of disabled people

UN’s highly critical report confirms UK government has systematically breached the human rights of disabled people | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
The United Nations (UN) have published a report following investigation into the allegations of "grave and systematic" abuses of the human rights of disabled people in the UK. Campaigners and disabled people's groups contacted the UN,...
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UN savages Tory welfare reforms

UN savages Tory welfare reforms | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
The only third sector news outlet in Scotland dedicated to sharing news from charities and voluntary organisations.
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A generation of UK children will suffer in poverty. Suddenly that’s normal | Frances Ryan

A generation of UK children will suffer in poverty. Suddenly that’s normal | Frances Ryan | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
There’s a lack of empathy taking hold of Britain that has seen a rise in child poverty hardly covered by the word ‘crisis’, and which no politician wants to own
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New benefit cap starts amid fears for single parents - BBC News

New benefit cap starts amid fears for single parents - BBC News | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
A single mother tells the BBC she fears losing her home, on the day the new benefits cap is introduced.
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Iain Duncan Smith and Frank Fucking Field – Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Iain Duncan Smith and Frank Fucking Field – Two Sides Of The Same Coin | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it
Few people in the modern Labour Party are as much of a wanker as Frank Field - and there's some fierce competition.
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Sociological reflections on ‘doing’ aspiration within the psychic landscape of class | Blog | The Sociological Review

Sociological reflections on ‘doing’ aspiration within the psychic landscape of class |https://t.co/809ih3LzOL
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‘Humiliated, isolated’: Over 1.25mn destitute in 21st century Britain

‘Humiliated, isolated’: Over 1.25mn destitute in 21st century Britain | breaking welfare news uk | Scoop.it

In a climate of unyielding austerity, more than a million people across the UK are so impoverished they don’t have enough food, clothes, heating, shelter and toiletries, Britain’s first study into destitution has revealed.
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