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Under any welfare system, some deserving people lose and some undeserving people win – Telegraph Blogs

Under any welfare system, some deserving people lose and some undeserving people win – Telegraph Blogs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Let's start with an obvious, though rarely admitted, truth. Under any welfare system as large as ours, there will be hard cases, unintended consequences, anomalies at both ends of the scale.
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Legal aid cuts 'end access to justice - Morning Star

Legal aid cuts 'end access to justice - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Cuts to legal aid could lead to people "taking the law into their own hands," lawyers have warned.

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Ed Miliband Defends Vote Policy On Welfare Sanctions

Ed Miliband Defends Vote Policy On Welfare Sanctions | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Despite party rebellion Labour leader justifies ordering own MPs not to vote against emergency bill or block principle of sanctions
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Government defeat over legal aid cut

Government defeat over legal aid cut | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
he government suffers a defeat in the House of Lords over its plans to cut the legal aid budget.
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Motability’s new driver rules ‘could breach Equality Act’

Motability’s new driver rules ‘could breach Equality Act’ | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

New insurance rules that effectively ban foreign personal assistants (PAs) from driving Motability vehicles are likely to breach the Equality Act, it has been claimed.

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Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star

Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

A major campaign to defend trade union rights will be launched at the weekend with a rally in central London.

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Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting

Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Liam Byrne defends 'difficult' decision not to vote against government after resignation of shadow ministerial aide
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The jobseekers bill: a shameful retroactive stitch-up

The jobseekers bill: a shameful retroactive stitch-up | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Eric Metcalfe: The coalition claims to be proud of our legal sector, but after the Cait Reilly case it has simply rewritten the law in its own favour
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Bedroom tax faces second legal challenge | News | Inside Housing

Bedroom tax faces second legal challenge | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Human rights group Liberty is launching legal action against the government’s penalty for under-occupation of social housing.
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Disability Hate-Crime Victims 'Being Failed'

Disability Hate-Crime Victims 'Being Failed' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A review finds police officers are often reluctant and too embarrassed to ask victims of crime if they are disabled.
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The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale

The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The chaos at DWP knows no bounds. They've given us a Work Programme worse than doing nothing. Universal Credit is descending into universal chaos.
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Unite Condemns Government's Cynical Attempt To Shore Up Discredited Workfare

Unite Condemns Government's Cynical Attempt To Shore Up Discredited Workfare | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has today (Monday 18 March) denounced government attempts to rush through legislation designed to shore up its discredited workfare programme.
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Youth justice system 'failing Britain's vulnerable children' - Morning Star

Youth justice system 'failing Britain's vulnerable children' - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Senior MPs warned yesterday that Britain's youth justice system is failing and making criminals of vulnerable children.

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Change To Disability Benefits Appeals Process Could Leave People Penniless

Change To Disability Benefits Appeals Process Could Leave People Penniless | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A double whammy of a revised appeals process and the abolition of legal aid threatens to deny benefits to vulnerable claimants
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Legal aid cuts 'end access to justice - Morning Star

Legal aid cuts 'end access to justice - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Cuts to legal aid could lead to people "taking the law into their own hands," lawyers have warned.

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Disabled victims of bedroom tax granted urgent judicial review - Disability in the News | The Fed Online

Disabled victims of bedroom tax granted urgent judicial review - Disability in the News | The Fed Online | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Disabled people who are set to be hit by the government’s controversial “bedroom tax” have won the right to an urgent judicial review of the new rules.Lawyers acting for the 10 individuals and families taking the legal action say that the changes ...
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Lawyer's strike warning on legal aid

Lawyer's strike warning on legal aid | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A Welsh barrister warns that lawyers could take legal action against the UK government's latest plan to cut the legal aid bill.
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Disability hate crime has been ‘left behind’ by the criminal justice system

Disability hate crime has been ‘left behind’ by the criminal justice system | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Criminal justice agencies must work closely with disabled people and their organisations if they are to correct their failure to deal with disability hate crime, say campaigners.

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Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star

Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

A major campaign to defend trade union rights will be launched at the weekend with a rally in central London.

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Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting

Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Liam Byrne defends 'difficult' decision not to vote against government after resignation of shadow ministerial aide
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Potential human rights violation sees government face fresh bedroom tax legal challenge » Housing » 24dash.com

Potential human rights violation sees government face fresh bedroom tax legal challenge » Housing » 24dash.com | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The government is facing another legal challenge against its imminent bedroom tax policy.
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Jobseeker Roger Boswell suing job centre bosses after having benefits cuts when he went on training course

Jobseeker Roger Boswell suing job centre bosses after having benefits cuts when he went on training course | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Dad-of-two Roger Boswell, 45, had his Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) payments stopped by Openshaw Jobcentre in September after he was judged to have made himself unavailable for work
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good on you roger  hopefully opthers will follow you

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Lords reject George Osborne's plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies

Lords reject George Osborne's plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
George Osborne suffered an embarrassing rebuff last night after peers threw out his plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies worth as little as £2,000.
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The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale

The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The chaos at DWP knows no bounds. They've given us a Work Programme worse than doing nothing. Universal Credit is descending into universal chaos.
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Tories accused of sneaking through laws making it easier to sack workers - UnionNews

Tories accused of sneaking through laws making it easier to sack workers - UnionNews | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unite warns government will today reduce period for collective redundancies from 90 to 45 days
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