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Labour's 'secret plan' to make claiming benefits a human right - Telegraph

Labour's 'secret plan' to make claiming benefits a human right - Telegraph | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Labour has been accused of secretly planning to make the claiming of welfare benefits a “human right” if it wins the next election.
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Will the UK topple down a 'welfare cliff' in three months' time?

Will the UK topple down a 'welfare cliff' in three months' time? | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
The US turmoil over fiscal matters has a mirror in the crisis approaching the welfare state, argues Dan Silver, as use of UK food banks rises six-fold
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Chris Grayling in denial over welfare-to-work - Byrne | The Labour Party

Chris Grayling in denial over welfare-to-work - Byrne | The Labour Party | Disability Issues | Scoop.it

Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to reports that Chris Grayling is to warn ‘underperforming’ welfare-to-work providers, said: “Chris Grayling is in denial.

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Bedroom tax: Disabled boy Logan Oxley-Goody may be put into care despite David Cameron's promises

Bedroom tax: Disabled boy Logan Oxley-Goody may be put into care despite David Cameron's promises | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
Logan is severely autistic but his mum has been told she must pay extra £60 a week
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Council Withdraws Benefits From Man With Autistic Son

Council Withdraws Benefits From Man With Autistic Son | Disability Issues | Scoop.it
A London borough which was forced to pay out damages to a father after his autistic son was illegally removed from his care have threatened to withdraw the family's housing benefit.
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Iain Duncan Smith says cutting welfare is difficult, but opens the door to withdrawing middle class benefits

Iain Duncan Smith says cutting welfare is difficult, but opens the door to withdrawing middle class benefits | Disability Issues | Scoop.it

IDS stresses the difficulty of cutting welfare, in light of George Osborne's call for further cuts to the Work and Pensions budget. The Chancellor said in his Budget speech: "If nothing is done to curb welfare bills further, then the full weight of the spending restraint will fall on departmental budgets."

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