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Unite calls for emergency summit to avert strikes at Scottish oil refinery

Unite calls for emergency summit to avert strikes at Scottish oil refinery | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
UK's largest trade union accuses Ineos of trying to 'provoke' a strike and warns it would be hugely damaging to economy
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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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Multi-billion pound govt IT contract 'out of control' – report

Multi-billion pound govt IT contract 'out of control' – report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A £10.4 billion government IT contract has spiralled “out of control,” with private contractors reaping more than £1 billion in profits at the behest of British taxpayers.
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Baby P boss awarded £680,000 payout

Baby P boss awarded £680,000 payout | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Two MPs to sue government over data law 'stitch-up'

Two MPs to sue government over data law 'stitch-up' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reposted from Channel 4 news Two MPs, Tom Watson and David Davis, are to sue the government for introducing "ridiculous" emergency legislation allowing police and security services access to people...
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Employment and Support Allowance needs fundamental redesign, say MPs - News from Parliament

Employment and Support Allowance needs fundamental redesign, say MPs - News from Parliament | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Work and Pensions Committee publishes its report on Employment Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments
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Invest in housing like transport and energy infrastructure, says report | News | Inside Housing

Problems with housing finance could be improved if housing investment was treated more like other key economic infrastructure such as transport, energy and skills, a report by IPPR North has said today.
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Work and Pensions Committee urge Ministers to pay disabled benefits during appeals

Work and Pensions Committee urge Ministers to pay disabled benefits during appeals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sheila Gilmore MP today welcomed a report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee – of which she is a member – that calls on the Government to pay sick and disabled people benefits while they a...
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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government was last night accused of double standards over arms sales to Russia after it emerged that officials have approved a massive increase in weaponry to be sold to the country to more than £130m.
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Revealed: the VAT loophole driving NHS pharmacy services into hands of private sector

Revealed: the VAT loophole driving NHS pharmacy services into hands of private sector | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lucrative hospital pharmacy services are being sold off to private companies such as Boots and Lloyds because a tax loophole puts the NHS at a huge disadvantage when bidding to keep them publicly operated, it can be revealed.
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Parklife Weekender attack: Police issue pictures of 12 possible witnesses following death of Robert Hart

Parklife Weekender attack: Police issue pictures of 12 possible witnesses following death of Robert Hart | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
He died after being punched unconscious while trying to protect his girlfriend from being constantly whacked with an inflatable toy
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NHS patients awarded £15m payouts for poor care after Tory cuts

NHS patients awarded £15m payouts for poor care after Tory cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shock figures expose the human and financial impact of the Government’s ­decision to axe 5,000 nurses
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The disability housing crisis: disabled people struggling in unfit homes

The disability housing crisis: disabled people struggling in unfit homes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Angela helps her husband wash with a plastic bowl each day because their bathroom sink is too high for his wheelchair. This is actually a better arrangement than their last home. The bungalow they ...
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This is disgusting and there's NO excuse, it's time to stop sending money to other countries until we have taken care of our own!
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University of Birmingham suspends two students for nine months after peaceful protest

University of Birmingham suspends two students for nine months after peaceful protest | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The University of Birmingham has suspended two students for their involvement in a peaceful protest at the university last year.
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Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry

Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in the UK is contaminated with campylobacter, a nasty bug that affects about 280,000 people a year. We investigate why
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Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

Disability benefits flaws 'grave' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Ex-MEP on money laundering charge

Ex-MEP on money laundering charge | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Government's fuel poverty proposals slammed | News | Inside Housing

The government has been slammed by campaigners over plans announced today to target fuel poverty.
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Employment and Support Allowance needs fundamental redesign, say MPs

The latest PIP, ESA and DLA news
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Government-commissioned report slams DWP over impact of sanctions | News | Inside Housing

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) must do more to tackle the issue of sanctions triggering a stop in housing benefit payments, according to a report published today.
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Court orders DWP to name and shame workfare exploiters

Court orders DWP to name and shame workfare exploiters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Posted on 22/07/2014 by www.refuted.org.ukView full decision: “The DECISION of the Upper Tribunal is to dismiss the [DWP] appeals” as a PDF) and the full history of one of the FOI request’s of 25 ...
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Teenagers who 'sext' each other could land themselves on sex offenders' register

Teenagers who 'sext' each other could land themselves on sex offenders' register | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police have warned teenagers of the risks that sending self-generated explicit images to each other in messages, known as 'sexting', can pose to their safety, with the possibility they could wind up on the sex offenders' register.
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IDS Finds Poor Hit Hardest By His Benefit-Stripping Decisions

IDS Finds Poor Hit Hardest By His Benefit-Stripping Decisions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith's benefit sanctions are poorly understood and hit "vulnerable" jobseekers the hardest, a report commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions has found. Duncan Smith's sanctions, under which a jobseeker can autom...
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1million in Passport Office panic over document delays

1million in Passport Office panic over document delays | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Passport Office fielded almost a million more calls than in the same period last year
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Tory child abuse whistleblower: 'Margaret Thatcher knew all about underage sex ring among ministers'

Tory child abuse whistleblower: 'Margaret Thatcher knew all about underage sex ring among ministers' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Former activist Anthony Gilberthorpe says he sent Thatcher a 40-page dossier in 1989 accusing Cabinet members of abusing underage boys
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Social Housing and branding - Never knowingly sold anyone?

Social Housing and branding - Never knowingly sold anyone? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A flurry of very good articles about social housing as a brand have appeared in the last day or so and not before time. Unlike the John Lewis Partnership strapline of Never Knowingly Undersold, soc...
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Public sector pay – did the government massage the statistics to make its case? | Left Foot Forward

Public sector pay – did the government massage the statistics to make its case? | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Using a statistical sleight of hand, the government is trying to disguise the full horror of what's happening to public sector pay.
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