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Papworth Trust News - Personal Independence Payment replaces Disability Living Allowance from today

Papworth Trust News - Personal Independence Payment replaces Disability Living Allowance from today | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
From today, a new disability benefit called the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) across the country.
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Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair

Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report published today by Just Fair finds that the UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people.
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We live in a time when inequality is increasing.  A smaller and smaller % of the population holds the majority of wealth in the world.

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Millionaire Tory Peer's Disabled Remarks Are Hardly His First Gaffe...

Millionaire Tory Peer's Disabled Remarks Are Hardly His First Gaffe... | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory welfare minister Lord Freud has issued a "full and unreserved" apology after a recording emerged of him suggesting that disabled people were "not worth" the full minimum wage.

Lord Freud said that "all disabled people...
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Lord Freud's war on disabled people even worse than his words

Lord Freud's war on disabled people even worse than his words | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Mirror's Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones on the fight against cuts to the Independent Living Fund
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Jenny Jones criticises Met Police after being arrested during protest on Parliament square

Jenny Jones criticises Met Police after being arrested during protest on Parliament square | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A peer has criticised the Metropolitan Police after she was arrested during a demonstration in Parliament Square.

Baroness Jones, a Green member of the London Assembly, joined the Occupy London protest.

She claims she was detained by police "for putting my arms around someone they were trying to arrest".

Jones, a former member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, says was later "de-arrested".
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Government borrowing is up by 10 per cent; Treasury says deficit reduction plan "is working"

Government borrowing is up by 10 per cent; Treasury says deficit reduction plan "is working" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If you're boggling at the headline, rest assured it is correct! Let's run down the figures. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), government borrowing (excluding the public sector ...
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Oscar Pistorius should not be going to jail

Oscar Pistorius should not be going to jail | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Simon Jenkins: First thoughts: Pistorius’s life is ruined. No one will be deterred by his sentence. Imprisonment is a brutalist response that achieves nothing in such cases
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Grass Up Your Neighbours Say The DWP With Another Boring Benefit Fraud Campaign

Grass Up Your Neighbours Say The DWP With Another Boring Benefit Fraud Campaign | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With the amount of money lost to fraud and error in the benefit system reaching record highs under this Government, the DWP has issued a call for people to grass up their nieghbours if they suspect...
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Rise in prison suicides in England and Wales blamed on staff shortages

Rise in prison suicides in England and Wales blamed on staff shortages | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Chief inspector of prisons says ‘resource, population and policy pressures’ are to blame for ‘rapid deterioration in safety’
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The 'Free Schools' vanity project has wasted millions when the government said there was no money to spare

The 'Free Schools' vanity project has wasted millions when the government said there was no money to spare | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Tory 'Free Schools' vanity project has been a complete disaster, with more than £51 million wasted on new schools that failed to meet inspectors' standards or proposals for schools that were ca...
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Just heat ONE room: Shocking scandal of Government's crazy winter advice to the elderly

Just heat ONE room: Shocking scandal of Government's crazy winter advice to the elderly | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
MILLIONS of older people struggling to pay their energy bills should heat just one room in the day to get through the winter, new advice says today.
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Exclusive: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith: Universal Credit questions that need answering | Left Foot Forward

Exclusive: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith: Universal Credit questions that need answering | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Existing problems with Universal credit risk being replicated unless you resolve them.
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Lord Freud's troubles mount as Labour force no confidence vote in the Commons - Telegraph

Lord Freud's troubles mount as Labour force no confidence vote in the Commons - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Conservative peer has been allowed to remain in his job after apologising for saying disabled people are not worth the minimum wage, but Labour will table a motion of no confidence to be voted on later this month
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Tory free schools branded failures by education watchdogs

Tory free schools branded failures by education watchdogs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The schools, which were first introduced in 2011, have been outperformed by state-run schools
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The government bill which will allow public forests to be handed over to private developers

The government bill which will allow public forests to be handed over to private developers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UK today) Well this is a bit worrying. An innocuous sounding bit of legislation called the Infrastructure Bill is making its way through parliament with hardly a peep of prot...
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Sack Lord Freud from Government after he remarked Disabled People were not worth the minimum wage

Sack Lord Freud from Government after he remarked Disabled People were not worth the minimum wage | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lord Freud was caught commenting that disabled people are not worth the minimum wage and deserve to be paid a lot less. This comment is...
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George Is Really Struggling To Stop Borrowing So Much

George Is Really Struggling To Stop Borrowing So Much | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne's austerity regime has veered further off track as new figures show that public sector borrowing is soaring even higher.

The Office for National Statistics revealed that public sector net borrowing (PSNB) rose 10% in the last year, ...
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Politician arrested in Occupy London protest - Guardian

Politician arrested in Occupy London protest - Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police have arrested 15 demonstrators at Parliament Square including, for a brief period, the Green party politician Jenny Jones, according to The Guardian. Jones, 64, chairwoman of the London asse...
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Voters to get right to sack 'bad apple' MPs as Labour and Lib Dems back stronger Recall powers - Telegraph

Voters to get right to sack 'bad apple' MPs as Labour and Lib Dems back stronger Recall powers - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Amendments backed by pro-electoral reform campaigners and proposed by Tory MP Zac Goldsmith would allow a by-election if five per cent of voters sign a 'notice of intent to recall' and 20 per cent sign a 'recall petition'
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£70m Nursing Technology Funding Announcement Imminent - Comtact Healthcare

£70m Nursing Technology Funding Announcement Imminent - Comtact Healthcare | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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If you’re disabled, it’s not just Lord Freud who holds you in contempt

If you’re disabled, it’s not just Lord Freud who holds you in contempt | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Aditya Chakrabortty: The lives of Britain’s most vulnerable people have been hit far harder than any other group by austerity cuts and vilification
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Sign up to say NO to TTIP!

Sign up to say NO to TTIP! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Join War on Want and thousands of others across Europe to stop the back room deals that could hold our public services hostage to big corporate power.
Do you want the health service run in the public interest? Do you want to protect the future of our environment? Do you want to stop the expected loss of one million jobs? Do you want to preserve our food industry from genetically modified organisms or harmful chemicals? These and other sectors will be hit by TTIP, the new trade deal being cooked
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Lords urge rethink of immigration policy as number of international students plummets

Lords urge rethink of immigration policy as number of international students plummets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yet another Coalition policy has leapt up to bite David Cameron in his tender parts. His government's "contradictory" immigration policy has caused a 10 per cent drop in the number of international...
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Government advises pensioners to heat just ONE room this winter

Government advises pensioners to heat just ONE room this winter | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
MILLIONS of older people struggling to pay their energy bills should heat just one room in the day to get through the winter, new advice says today.
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It isn't just child poverty that limits social mobility; inequality does too | Left Foot Forward

It isn't just child poverty that limits social mobility; inequality does too | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The side of social mobility that no politician will talk about: making rich-but-dim children downwardly mobile.
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See just how batty the debate over immigration in the UK has become:

See just how batty the debate over immigration in the UK has become: | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UK today!) On Question Time last week, Giles Fraser told a funny story which nicely illustrates how batty the whole discussion over immigration has become in the UK. He said ...
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Labour calls Commons vote over Lord Freud comments on disabled workers - The Guardian

Labour calls Commons vote over Lord Freud comments on disabled workers - The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour will force a Commons vote on Lord Freud’s future after David Cameron refused to dismiss him as welfare minister for his suggestion that some disabled workers are not worth the minimum wage, ...
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