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Employers still cautious on hiring

Employers still cautious on hiring | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Stronger economic growth in the UK over the next few years will not be accompanied by a big rise in employment, a survey suggests.
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NHS whistleblower: I was accused of fraud and sexual impropriety - Telegraph

NHS whistleblower: I was accused of fraud and sexual impropriety - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dr Raj Mattu, a cardiologist who “hounded mercilessly” out of his job after raising concerns about patient safety, says hospital tried to blacken his name and put him under surveillance
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Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants - next week

I have just sent out a 'diary marker' to press organisations, notifying them of the Information Tribunal that will be held in Cardiff next week. Inevitably, there will be organisations I have misse...
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Osborne brings in new tax avoidance laws; city minister undermines him

Osborne brings in new tax avoidance laws; city minister undermines him | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne's latest attempt to make us think that Conservatives can be tough on tax avoiders has lasted less than a week. The part-time Chancellor announced measures that meant avoiders faced b...
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At last, Labour has a plan for getting disabled people into employment

At last, Labour has a plan for getting disabled people into employment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sue Marsh: Rachel Reeves and Kate Green are moving Labour away from defining the problem as one of 'shirkers' who can work but don't
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Anger as record number of maimed troops are denied disability benefit in Government's controversial assessments

Anger as record number of maimed troops are denied disability benefit in Government's controversial assessments | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hundreds of injured ex-soldiers are being declared fit for work by by the Government's assessment company in spite of injuries they suffered in Afghanistan and Iraq (file picture).
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Tories apologise for making electioneering phone calls during Hillsborough memorial

Tories apologise for making electioneering phone calls during Hillsborough memorial | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the Tories) As if a Merseyside Tory MP tweeting a political attack during the 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial wasn't bad enough - it's now been revealed that local Tories ...
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Overcrowding four times more likely in social homes | News | Inside Housing

Overcrowding four times more likely in social homes | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Proportionally there were almost four times more overcrowded social homes than overcrowded owner occupied homes in England and Wales, based on information released by the Office for National Statistics today.
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Council invests £75m from HRA into housing projects | News | Inside Housing

Hull Council has decided to invest £75 million from its housing revenue account in building 3,500 new homes, retrofit 3,000 and bringing 650 properties back into use.
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Save Cambridge's Complex Cases Service - e-petitions

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SOPHIES CHOICE ,smear test lowered to 16 - e-petitions

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Tories' £570million housing scheme builds just 47 affordable homes in THREE YEARS

Tories' £570million housing scheme builds just 47 affordable homes in THREE YEARS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron claimed two years ago that his “Get Britain Building” project would see 16,000 new homes built and tens of thousands of new jobs created
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Tory councillor pointed gun at neighbour in row over pet cat

Tory councillor pointed gun at neighbour in row over pet cat | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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NHS whistleblower wins landmark dismissal case - Telegraph

NHS whistleblower wins landmark dismissal case - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"Dystopian" culture of NHS laid bare by landmark whistleblower ruling, MPs say
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From 2013: Neglect and Low Standards at Bupa Care Homes in Scotland

From 2013: Neglect and Low Standards at Bupa Care Homes in Scotland | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This is from Private Eye's edition for the 1st - 14th November 2013. Bupa in Scotland Home Affront Something appears to be seriously wrong within Bupa care homes in Scotland. Company bosses were su...
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Video interview on pensions reform | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Video interview on pensions reform | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I recently did an interview for the World Finance website on why I don't like the Budget pension reforms.You can read a transcription on their website here or
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How Labour would reform the Work Capability Assessment

How Labour would reform the Work Capability Assessment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The resignation of the Conservative Mayor of Swindon following his appalling comments about disabled people was a reminder of the discrimination that far too many of our fellow citizens face every day.
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Sanction figures: Shurely shome mishtake?

Sanction figures: Shurely shome mishtake? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There's something not quite right about the DWP's latest statistics covering benefit sanctions. I'd go into it in detail but, in the spirit of the saying that a picture can tell a story better than...
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Tory party made 73 electioneering phone calls during 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial

Tory party made 73 electioneering phone calls during 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shocking gaffe follows on from Wirral West MP Esther McVey's party-political tweet during memorial service On Tuesday
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The London borough where 1 in 5 aren't paid the legally required minimum wage » Local Government » 24dash.com

The London borough where 1 in 5 aren't paid the legally required minimum wage » Local Government » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Mayor of Newham has called on the government to give more powers to local authorities to enforce against employers who don't pay the minimum wage, after research found almost one in five residents in the borough take home less than £6.19 an...
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Benefits Street makers asked to leave homelessness day centre | News | Inside Housing

The makers of controversial documentary Benefits Street have been asked to leave a homelessness day centre for trying to research a new programme looking at immigrants.
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Academy school drops music despite it being part of national curriculum

Academy school drops music despite it being part of national curriculum | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire) The Madani School in Leicester has dropped music from its curriculum even though music is supposed to be a compulsory subject at Key stage 3 under the national curriculum. This is a re...
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These Residents Have Occupied Their Local Clinic to Save it From Cameron's Cuts

These Residents Have Occupied Their Local Clinic to Save it From Cameron's Cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Architect of the NHS, Labour Party Health Secretary Aneurin Bevan once said "The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it".  Here is the story of some people who ...
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Sophie Jones smear test: Tragic case is yet another sign cervical cancer smear test should be open to under-25s

Sophie Jones smear test: Tragic case is yet another sign cervical cancer smear test should be open to under-25s | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The vast majority of cervical cancers are down to infections with the papilloma virus (HPV) that a teenager or a young woman will catch from sexual intercourse
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Pensioners given 'death date' by Government to help budget

Pensioners given 'death date' by Government to help budget | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
People approaching retirement will be told when they should expect to die, the ConDems have announced. The shock move is designed to stop OAPs blowing their savings when they still have years to live
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Effects of Fibromyalgia on Brain Function | Health Matters Today

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