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DWP Launch Consultation On Mobility Component Of Personal Independence Payment

DWP Launch Consultation On Mobility Component Of Personal Independence Payment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
DWP announces a further consultation on the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to be launched late June 2013.
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Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics

Operation Disabled Vote: Millions have power to change politics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones says the mass registration of voters could see political parties take steps to improve the lot of disabled people
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Why Tory benefits freeze means tax cuts won't help the poor

Why Tory benefits freeze means tax cuts won't help the poor | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tax cuts promised by the three main parties will be no more than an illusion for up to 3.3m low income families, according to research for The Independent.
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Anti-hunt Tories fear David Cameron will make manifesto pledge to weaken hunting act

Anti-hunt Tories fear David Cameron will make manifesto pledge to weaken hunting act | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dozens of Conservative MPs will rebel against any attempt by David Cameron to repeal the Hunting Act, amid fears that a pledge to weaken the ban on hunting with dogs may be included in the party’s general election manifesto.
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Zoopla and Rightmove ‘duopoly’ challenged by estate agents

Zoopla and Rightmove ‘duopoly’ challenged by estate agents | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Consortium of big-name estate agencies to launch property listings website in new year
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‘Love Activists’ succeed in offering Christmas lunch to London homeless

‘Love Activists’ succeed in offering Christmas lunch to London homeless | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Uncooked meal on street follows standoff and squatters’ eviction on Christmas Eve morning from former RBS bank in London
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Jon Swindon on Twitter

Jon Swindon on Twitter | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I'd share this in every single home up and down the country between now and May if I could. #CameronMustGo pic.twitter.com/zzaljhvlkn
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Man sent back to prison for getting job that started too early in the morning

Man sent back to prison for getting job that started too early in the morning | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Parole officer told Ashley Stansfield he could take job but firm supervising his licence then told him he had breached licence
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‘Vulnerable’ NHS blamed for rise in winter waiting times

‘Vulnerable’ NHS blamed for rise in winter waiting times | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Letter by health service chiefs leaked as figures show record numbers of patients forced to wait up to 12 hours for a bed
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Mental health treatment failings adding to strain on A&E, says minister

Norman Lamb admits frustration at cuts to services but says the sector has moved up the political agenda
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A Christmas Cruel: Spirit of Scrooge lives on at DWP

A Christmas Cruel: Spirit of Scrooge lives on at DWP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Take a look at this Christmas card to the Department for Work and Pensions, discovered by the Facebook page Atos Miracles: When you're tucking into your turkey (or whatever), please take a moment t...
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More than one million British families now live in fuel poverty

More than one million British families now live in fuel poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than one million families with children cannot afford to heat and light their homes, official figures have disclosed.
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‘Punitive’ benefit curbs means bleak Christmas for 80,000 families

‘Punitive’ benefit curbs means bleak Christmas for 80,000 families | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Families hit by the Government's ‘punitive and controversial’ benefits policy will lose an estimated £20m – £250 each on average – according to the Pu
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A year in pictures - ones that tell a thousand IDS lies

A year in pictures  - ones that tell a thousand IDS lies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Let's start with the regrettably seasonal-only bonhomie we have for those roofless and homeless Soon to be followed by those soon to find out what Universal Credit really means - Yes just another o...
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10 objectives for Labour for 2015 - Michael Meacher MP

As the election comes into sight, what should be the 10 pledges that Labour should make to maximize its vote for 7 May 2015?   Here are some proposals which should certainly be included: 1  End austerity because the policy of endless spending cuts is clearly not working – deficit reduction (the ostensible purpose of...Read more »
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Prostitution and illegal drugs help UK overtake France in global wealth league

Prostitution and illegal drugs help UK overtake France in global wealth league | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Britain’s multi-billion pound sex and illegal drug industries have helped the UK leapfrog France to become the world’s fifth largest economy.
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Warning as Chinese gang fakes £2 coins expected to flood into Britain

Warning as Chinese gang fakes £2 coins expected to flood into Britain | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
BRITAIN’S £2 coin is under threat from a gang of master forgers based in Shanghai, it has emerged.
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Power industry’s reputation still badly damaged, says lobby group boss

Power industry’s reputation still badly damaged, says lobby group boss | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Angela Knight’s direct style made her part of sector’s problem rather than solution, say critics of outgoing CEO of Energy UK
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Revealed: Police using pre-charge bail to muzzle protesters

Revealed: Police using pre-charge bail to muzzle protesters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Data obtained by the Guardian substantiates claims that hundreds of innocent people banned from attending lawful demonstrations
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Kids Company’s Christmas party feeds thousands at The Oval

Kids Company’s Christmas party feeds thousands at The Oval | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cricket ground hosts Christmas Day event for people from some of London’s poorest homes
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'I didn't censor Greens from report' - Andrew Neil

'I didn't censor Greens from report' - Andrew Neil | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Broadcaster Andrew Neil has protested his innocence after being accused of excluding the Green Party from BBC coverage of political opinion polls. Blogger Tom Pride told us yesterday (Christmas Eve...
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Tory Francis Maude says NHS reforms hinge on inclusion of private firms

Tory Francis Maude says NHS reforms hinge on inclusion of private firms | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Maude wants private firms to get health service work under £5.3bn Better Care Fund aiming to knit health and social care
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City Link goes into administration

City Link goes into administration | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Parcel delivery company City Link, which employs 2,727 people, goes into administration, with a warning of redundancies in the coming days.
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60,000 families will spend Christmas in emergency housing this year

60,000 families will spend Christmas in emergency housing this year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than 87,000 children will spend Christmas in emergency housing such as bed and breakfast accommodation, Labour warned today.
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Festive fun at George Osborne's expense

Festive fun at George Osborne's expense | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What a golden moment - and it should tell the Conservative leaders of our Coalition government exactly how highly their country regards them. Channel 4 ran a festive, celebrity edition of its game ...
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David Cameron stresses ‘Christian values’ in Christmas message

David Cameron stresses ‘Christian values’ in Christmas message | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
PM says Britain can be proud of Christian values of giving and sharing, while Ed Miliband issues more partisan message
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Mansion tax to come in during first year of Labour government, says Ed Balls

Mansion tax to come in during first year of Labour government, says Ed Balls | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow chancellor says asset-rich but cash-poor will be able to defer levy on homes worth more than £2m
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