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Labour considers £20 jobseeker's allowance top-up for newly unemployed

Labour considers £20 jobseeker's allowance top-up for newly unemployed | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Rachel Reeves says extra sum for those with five years' national insurance payments would reinforce contributory principle
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Food bank issues parcels for those too poor to heat dinner

Food bank issues parcels for those too poor to heat dinner | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Charity distributes products that can be prepared by adding boiling water or eaten cold in a 'sign of how bad things are'
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Travellers will have to prove they travel to win special status

Travellers will have to prove they travel to win special status | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Eric Pickles wants to end special planning treatment for those who claim they are travellers because they are racially Roma – when in fact they stay in one place.
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Benefits Street? It's nothing like the James Turner Street we researched

Benefits Street? It's nothing like the James Turner Street we researched | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Paul Baker: The fieldwork we did in Birmingham produced a picture of a community very different to that portrayed in Channel 4's series
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Benefits claimants are shortchanged by £5bn a year, says thinktank

Benefits claimants are shortchanged by £5bn a year, says thinktank | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
One million people a year do not receive full housing benefit, rebutting argument that they are being overindulged
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Exclusive: Labour will make jobless take maths and English tests

Exclusive: Labour will make jobless take maths and English tests | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
The jobless would lose their unemployment benefit under a Labour Government if they failed a “basic skills test” and refused training.
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We need to put the entire benefits system up for review | Conservative Home

We need to put the entire benefits system up for review | Conservative Home | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
The founding tenets of the Welfare State have been overcome by change and cheap politics. It’s time for another Beveridge Report.
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Confusion on extent of bedroom tax loophole | News | Inside Housing

Confusion on extent of bedroom tax loophole | News | Inside Housing | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Housing experts are split over how many tenants they think could temporarily escape the bedroom tax as a result of a technical error by the Department for Work and Pensions.
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Benefits Street exposes Britain's dirty secret - how welfare imprisons the poor

Benefits Street exposes Britain's dirty secret - how welfare imprisons the poor | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Listen to Fraser Nelson and Frank Field MP discuss Benefits Street: http://traffic.libsyn.com/spectator/TheViewFrom22_16_January_2014_v4.mp3 No scandal has been more successfully covered up than the appalling truth about what happens to Britain’s ...
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Who's to blame for the crisis, bankers or benefit claimants?

Who's to blame for the crisis, bankers or benefit claimants? | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Seumas Milne: Class is the real dividing line in British politics, but politicians only talk about the middle class. That will have to change
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Rent support scheme nears 100% success rate in preventing evictions » Housing » 24dash.com

Rent support scheme nears 100% success rate in preventing evictions » Housing » 24dash.com | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
A scheme that helps vulnerable tenants in rent arrears avoid eviction has recorded a 97% success rate for keeping people in their homes.
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New website to help tenants find affordable accommodation | Digital By Default News

New website to help tenants find affordable accommodation | Digital By Default News | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
DWP funding has helped develop a new website service to enable tenants to help themselves and move to more affordable accommodation in the private rental sector.
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More landlords turn away housing benefit claimants

More landlords turn away housing benefit claimants | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
A survey finds that of the landlords who currently let to people on benefits, more than half say they won't after the roll-out of universal credit
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A job in itself: the thankless task for young unemployed people looking for work | Joseph Rowntree Foundation

A job in itself: the thankless task for young unemployed people looking for work | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
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Councillors demand Westminster spends new homes bonus on social housing » Local Government » 24dash.com

Councillors demand Westminster spends new homes bonus on social housing » Local Government » 24dash.com | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Westminster Labour councillors have called on the council to use its latest share of the new homes bonus to build new social housing in the borough.
Westminster City Council has been given £8.25 million by the government from the NHB for 2014/...
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Poorest people cannot afford costs of dying, report claims

Poorest people cannot afford costs of dying, report claims | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
University of Bath's Institute for Policy Research says more than 100,000 people will struggle to pay for a funeral this year
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No housing cash for jobless migrants

No housing cash for jobless migrants | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Jobless immigrants from within the European Union will be denied access to housing benefit from April, senior government ministers announce.
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Britain is scared to face the real issue – it's all about inequality

Britain is scared to face the real issue – it's all about inequality | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Will Hutton: The growing gap between rich and poor precipitated the last crash. Ominously, the same forces are abroad again
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Bedroom tax: Disabled campaigners take fight against hated charge to Court of Appeal

Bedroom tax: Disabled campaigners take fight against hated charge to Court of Appeal | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
Judges will listen to evidence about the devastating impact of the charge up and down the country
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‘Unintended’ housing benefit cuts hit tenants | News | Inside Housing

Councils are cutting off housing benefit payments to tenants who are entitled to receive them, as an unintended consequence of sanctions applied to other benefits.
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CoalitionWatch from HouseMark: Government responds to social housing regulation concerns

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Young People Live Lives of Luxury on Housing Benefit... Or Do They?

Young People Live Lives of Luxury on Housing Benefit... Or Do They? | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
George Osborne has announced the Conservative Party would cut housing benefit for under-25s after the next election as part of £25billion spending cuts, removing a vital lifeline for many homeless young people who are already struggling financially.
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A 25 year gap between the life expectancy of rich and poor Londoners is a further indictment of our unequal society

A 25 year gap between the life expectancy of rich and poor Londoners is a further indictment of our unequal society | SHP Housing and Welfare News | Scoop.it
The huge differences in life expectancy between rich and poor areas is the biggest human rights abuse in developed countries.
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