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Social care reforms could trigger deluge of legal disputes, MPs warn

Social care reforms could trigger deluge of legal disputes, MPs warn | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Impact of capped social care on local authorities not adequately thought through, says cross-party group of MPs and peers
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Poverty is a psychological state, not just an economic condition

Poverty is a psychological state, not just an economic condition | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Bradley Ariza: The cuts get personal: My days are filled with hunger and thoughts of budgeting. Am I a victim or a parasite? How can I work more and feel better off?
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Marilyne Kubath's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:12 PM

I find it hard to understand the hunger as food was always bought first. Though it was often the cheapest and probably the worst health wise. The cheapest shoes which only last a very short time and the need to keep buying the cheapest shoes.

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I find it hard to understand the hunger as food was always bought first. Though it was often the cheapest and probably the worst health wise. The cheapest shoes which only last a very short time and the need to keep buying the cheapest shoes.

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Lives of disabled 'valued less' in NHS, claim - Telegraph

Lives of disabled 'valued less' in NHS, claim - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
NHS doctors are more likely to allow patients to die if they suffer from a mental disability, a damning Government backed report suggests.
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Disabled prisoners ill-treated

Disabled prisoners ill-treated | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Two severely disabled prisoners were locked in a cell designed for a single inmate for almost 24 hours a day, a damning inspection of an “overcrowded” Victorian jail reveals today.
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DWP and Treasury in standoff over £145 million Universal Credit fund » Housing » 24dash.com

DWP and Treasury in standoff over £145 million Universal Credit fund » Housing » 24dash.com | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Millions of pounds of funding announced by the Department for Work and Pensions for the creation of budgeting accounts to help benefit claimants adapt to the new Universal Credit regime may not be available after all following intervention from the...
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Exploitative Workfare Scheme Was a Disaster - Now the Government Must Pay the Price of Failure

Exploitative Workfare Scheme Was a Disaster - Now the Government Must Pay the Price of Failure | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
By failing to vote against this Bill, Labour is effectively supporting the Government and indicating that it, like David Cameron's administration, sees no problem in bringing in emergency legislation to overturn a court's findings when it goes...
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Bedroom tax protests grow - Morning Star

Bedroom tax protests grow - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Housing campaigners said today that protests against the coalition's reviled bedroom tax are growing across Britain.

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Stay-At-Home Mum Attacks Clegg On Childcare

Stay-At-Home Mum Attacks Clegg On Childcare | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Tax breaks to help working parents pay for childcare have provoked fury from mothers looking after their own children.
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Carol Petryszyn's comment, March 21, 2013 11:09 AM
it is your birth right to stay at home and care for your children, it is also the most important job in society and needs to be revered . there's something wrong in society if you think any different.
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Unions organise anti-privatisation protest today - UnionNews

Unions organise anti-privatisation protest today - UnionNews | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
UCU and UNISON members are angry at plans to privatise University of Central Lancashire
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New Childcare Policy Excludes Nearly 1m Of UK's Poorest Families

New Childcare Policy Excludes Nearly 1m Of UK's Poorest Families | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
More than half of most needy families not entitled to extra help because parents earn too little to pay income tax, says thinktank
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Clear Indication Of Further Welfare Cuts To Come, Say Citizens Advice Bureau

Clear Indication Of Further Welfare Cuts To Come, Say Citizens Advice Bureau | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Citizens Advice criticises Budget that ‘gives with one hand and takes away with the other’.
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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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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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Government policy to push 'children into poverty' | News | Inside Housing

Government policy to push 'children into poverty' | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Government tax and spending policies will push an extra 600,000 children into poverty by 2015, the Child Poverty Action Group has warned.
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Factcheck: Are disabled people weathering 15% of austerity cuts? | Full Fact

Factcheck: Are disabled people weathering 15% of austerity cuts? | Full Fact | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate.
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David Cameron's must end 'astounding' discrimination against stay-at-home mothers, says charity - Telegraph

David Cameron's must end 'astounding' discrimination against stay-at-home mothers, says charity - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
David Cameron should end his "astounding" discrimination against families with stay-at-home parents through the tax system, a leading charity has said.
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Public sector pay capped for fifth year as 95,000 strike over Whitehall reforms - Telegraph

Public sector pay capped for fifth year as 95,000 strike over Whitehall reforms - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
More than a million civil servants, teachers and NHS staff were today told their pay will be limited for a fifth year in a row to bring down the public sector salary bill.
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A million workers face cuts to retirement income as employers pass on higher NI costs - but public sector staff escape

A million workers face cuts to retirement income as employers pass on higher NI costs - but public sector staff escape | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
In another sign of the increasing financial gap in retirement between public and private sector workers, it is the private sector who could lose out under changes to the state pension confirmed in the Government's Budget.
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Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless

Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unemployment has increased by 7,000 to 2.52 million in a blow to the government ahead of the budget but a tragedy for those people who have lost their jobs.
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Disastrous Policies Throw Thousands More On The Dole

Disastrous Policies Throw Thousands More On The Dole | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Seven thousand more people joined the dole queue in the last three months of 2012, official figures revealed
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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 Bedroom Tax Is An Intrusion Into The Most Private Family Space

The Bedroom Tax Is An Intrusion Into The Most Private Family Space | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
This attack on the vulnerable ignores the fact that the bedroom is regarded by all classes as more than just a place to sleep
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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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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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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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