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UK job centre staff endure violent backlash to government cuts

UK job centre staff endure violent backlash to government cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Equal Times is a global news, opinion and campaign website about work, politics, the economy, development and the environment.


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Benefit changes are driving claimants to brink of suicide | Evening Times

Benefit changes are driving claimants to brink of suicide | Evening Times | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

MORE than 43,000 people have inundated Glasgow's Citizen's Advice Bureau desperately looking for help over Government benefit changes.

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Progress in making NHS efficiency savings - National Audit Office

Progress in making NHS efficiency savings - National Audit Office | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"The NHS has made a good start in making substantial efficiency savings in the first year of the four-year period when it needs to achieve savings of up to £20 billion. To build on these savings and keep pace with the growing demand for healthcare, it will need to change the way health services are provided and to do so more quickly."
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Once more unto the breach

Once more unto the breach | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Apparently preferable to a Romanian WITH Romanians and Bulgarians poised to gain unfettered access to European labour markets in January 2014, more than one country...
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New WNS Poll: Do You Trust #Labour To Stand Up For Those Receiving In-Work #Benefits & Tax Credits?

New WNS Poll: Do You Trust #Labour To Stand Up For Those Receiving In-Work #Benefits & Tax Credits? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has claimed that he and the Tory party are supporters of those in-work and yet new welfare cuts announced by George Osborne will hit families receiving both in-work and out-of-work be...
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Victory on drawdown throws pensioners suffering income plunge a lifeline

Victory on drawdown throws pensioners suffering income plunge a lifeline | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The chancellor has now promised a U-turn on a cut to the amount people can take from these pensions — known as income drawdown. This will boost payouts for new retirees by a fifth.
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