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Living wage in Wales 'could save £154m' says TUC - BBC News

Living wage in Wales 'could save £154m' says TUC - BBC News | News | Scoop.it
“BBC News Living wage in Wales 'could save £154m' says TUC BBC News Iestyn Davies, head of external affairs at FSB Wales, said many small businesses "would simply be unable to pay staff a wage that is 30% higher than the current minimum wage".”
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Ed Miliband sets out tax rebate plan for living wage

Ed Miliband sets out tax rebate plan for living wage | News | Scoop.it
“ Labour leader to say that his cost of living policy symbolises choice between his party and Tories at next election”
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Nick Clegg springs policy on us, claims Cheryl Gillan - BBC News

Nick Clegg springs policy on us, claims Cheryl Gillan - BBC News | News | Scoop.it
“Nick Clegg springs policy on us, claims Cheryl Gillan BBC News Some Conservatives were upset about Mr Clegg's recent criticism of free schools, the source added, but that had been an announcement of future Lib Dem policy, not a coalition...”
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Says the most ineffectual Welsh Secretary in living memory ....
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Does Congress Look Like America? | Visual.ly

Does Congress Look Like America? | Visual.ly | News | Scoop.it
“ In November, Americans will go to the polls to pick a new House of Representatives, and decide the fate of one-third of the Senate. But does our Congr”
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Proof that US legislators are even more unrepresentative of society than those in the UK Parliament
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- Fire sprinklers to become compulsory in all new Welsh homes by 2016

- Fire sprinklers to become compulsory in all new Welsh homes by 2016 | News | Scoop.it

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Wonderful legislation that will save lives across Wales. Proud to be working to alongside Ann and her vision for a safer Wales
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Schools warned pupils in poverty must be priority - WalesOnline

Schools warned pupils in poverty must be priority - WalesOnline | News | Scoop.it
“WalesOnline Schools warned pupils in poverty must be priority WalesOnline The forces that drive this truly shameful state of affairs are strong, they are deep-seated and they are insidious.” Mr Lewis said the Welsh Government was in the process of...”
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Wales 'worst' for Work Programme figures, MPs say - BBC News

Wales 'worst' for Work Programme figures, MPs say - BBC News | News | Scoop.it
“BBC News Wales 'worst' for Work Programme figures, MPs say BBC News Only one in nine people in Wales have found long-term employment under the UK government's flagship welfare-to-work scheme, a group of MPs has claimed.”
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Beaufort Poll shows support for National Assembly for Wales and further powers continues to grow

Beaufort Poll shows support for National Assembly for Wales and further powers continues to grow | News | Scoop.it
According to an opinion survey undertaken by Beaufort Research on behalf of the Commission on Devolution in Wales, a majority of the Welsh public believe the National Assembly for Wales (NafW) has provided a strong voice for Wales and would like to see further powers devolved over a period of time. Beaufort Research interviewed a representative sample of 2,009 members of the Welsh population aged 16 and above between 21 May and 12 June 2013. The sample is fully representative of the Welsh general public.
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Very relevant polling from a few months back following PM's announcement last Friday
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Labour reviews race relations as party alleges Tories 'turning clock back'

Labour reviews race relations as party alleges Tories 'turning clock back' | News | Scoop.it
“ Report points to decrease in black police officers, employment inequalities and incomes disproportionately hit by cuts”
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Police commissioner vows to help stamp out hate crime - Lancashire Evening Post

Police commissioner vows to help stamp out hate crime - Lancashire Evening Post | News | Scoop.it
“ Police commissioner vows to help stamp out hate crime Lancashire Evening Post He has taken the Mencap's 'PCC Pledge' which wants to see an to end disability hate crime in a generation through its Stand by Me campaign, and wants all police and crime...”
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Stamping out hate crime should be at top of agenda for all PCCs. Too may lives are blighted by crimes against them, committed against them for just who they are
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