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Benefit cap 'not achieving aims'

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The government's benefit cap will struggle to meet its aims of encouraging people into work and saving taxpayers' money, a report suggests.


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Let's Close Down the DWP

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In the UK today disabled people are astonished by the absurdity of a whole new system that has emerged out of the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) in order to solve the problem of unemployment for disabled people. 


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Doctors have a duty to help ensure migrants pay for NHS care, say No 10

Doctors have a duty to help ensure migrants pay for NHS care, say No 10 | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Downing Street says there is an obligation on GPs to ensure the taxpayer gets a good deal from the health service

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Factcheck: Unwell and over here: what's the "true" cost of health tourism? | Full Fact

Factcheck: Unwell and over here: what's the "true" cost of health tourism? | Full Fact | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Today a report commissioned by the government returned 'health tourism' to the headlines. Is it costing the NHS £2 billion a year?


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Time for a general strike? Unite considering call for first nationwide protest since 1926

Time for a general strike? Unite considering call for first nationwide protest since 1926 | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
An internal document drawn up by Unite, Britain’s biggest union, says it would be “desirable” to protest against Government cuts
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Big Issue founder: Welfare state keeps poor in a trap - ITV News

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Richard Godwin: IDS benefits from the lies about welfare

Richard Godwin: IDS benefits from the lies about welfare | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
I can see why people might want to make Iain Duncan Smith live on a £53-a-week salary — but I can’t help wondering what it would achieve.
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Iain Duncan Smith welfare reforms threatened by fraud, warn MPs

Iain Duncan Smith welfare reforms threatened by fraud, warn MPs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
MPs say that “urgent action” is needed to improve the IT system for the scheme which comes into force at the end of this month
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Minimum wage cut fears: Fury as Government considers 'kicking' low-paid workers

Minimum wage cut fears: Fury as Government considers 'kicking' low-paid workers | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Ministers have ordered the Low Pay Commission, which sets the level of the wage, to change the way it calculates the amount
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A welfare crisis engulfs the nation, but Labour sits idly by - Telegraph

A welfare crisis engulfs the nation, but Labour sits idly by - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Caution has served Ed Miliband well so far, but the time has come for more than rhetoric
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Editorial: The welfare state enters a new, and riskier, era

Editorial: The welfare state enters a new, and riskier, era | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
In a way, ministers might be annoyed that most of the running, in terms of hostility, has been made by the “bedroom tax”.
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Welfare reform leaves families '£2.3bn' worse off | News | Inside Housing

Welfare reform leaves families '£2.3bn' worse off | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Low income families will be £2.3 billion worse off as a result of the government’s welfare reforms, says a charity.
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'Welfare' cuts: how the right gets the public on its side

'Welfare' cuts: how the right gets the public on its side | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: How do you change the attitudes of those who support these cuts? The left must appeal to hearts as well as minds
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Benefit cap 'not achieving aims'

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The government's benefit cap will struggle to meet its aims of encouraging people into work and saving taxpayers' money, a report suggests.


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Flagship £1bn youth unemployment scheme branded a failure

Flagship £1bn youth unemployment scheme branded a failure | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Government’s flagship scheme to tackle youth unemployment has been branded a failure by its own advisers, who have urged ministers to offer a “work guarantee” to jobless under 25-year-olds.

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Government urged to think ahead on accessible housing » Housing » 24dash.com

Government urged to think ahead on accessible housing » Housing » 24dash.com | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A housing provider specialising in accessible housing for disabled tenants has urged the government to think ahead on access standards for new homes.

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Sfitzg35's comment, March 6, 2014 9:35 AM
I think this is a great idea because it will open up more opportunities for disabled people to buy and live in a house that is fit for their needs and style. I believe that everyone should be able to live in a house where they feel comfortable and don't have to worry about how to access things around the house.
cander05's comment, March 9, 2014 12:41 AM
This would be a great idea, as it would provide everybody with the opportunity to own and feel comfortable in their own house.
Wyatt Nelson's comment, March 9, 2014 12:53 AM
This is a good idea because disabled people can have hard times doing things in their house.
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Why the government is changing disability benefits - Channel 4 News

Why the government is changing disability benefits - Channel 4 News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The government has labelled the 20-year-old disability living allowance outdated, but its proposed replacement has not been widely welcomed. Social affairs editor Jackie Long explains the changes.
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Rent arrears fear at welfare reform - ITV News

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DWP must reassess impact of ‘bedroom tax’, say MPs | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine

DWP must reassess impact of ‘bedroom tax’, say MPs | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
MPs today urged the Department for Work and Pensions to re-examine the impact of the 'bedroom tax', warning that the Housing Benefit reductions could hit divorced parents and disabled people.
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Unions consider first general strike since 1926 - Telegraph

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Unions are looking at calling the first general strike since 1926, which could lead to six million workers out on the picket line.
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Thousands of civil servants set for weekend of strikes / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Thousands of civil servants set for weekend of strikes / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Thousands of civil servants are set to take part in a "long weekend" of walkouts over cuts to pay, pensions and conditions.

 

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/131264

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A welfare crisis engulfs the nation, but Labour sits idly by - Telegraph

A welfare crisis engulfs the nation, but Labour sits idly by - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Caution has served Ed Miliband well so far, but the time has come for more than rhetoric
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THEIR COLOUR SHOULD B TELLOW

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Editorial: The welfare state enters a new, and riskier, era

Editorial: The welfare state enters a new, and riskier, era | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
In a way, ministers might be annoyed that most of the running, in terms of hostility, has been made by the “bedroom tax”.
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Welfare reform will be 'traumatic for many' | News | Inside Housing

Welfare reform will be 'traumatic for many' | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Welsh communities minister has said the government’s radical welfare reform agenda will have a ‘devastating impact’ on the country.
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Osborne distances himself from Thatcher legacy over disability benefits

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Chancellor says former Tory PM's government 'parked' unemployed people on disability benefits
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