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Homeless living in shocking, rat-infested conditions, report says

Homeless living in shocking, rat-infested conditions, report says | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Many suffer breathing problems because of damp conditions, say Shelter and Crisis, after survey in three areas of England
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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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'Sneaky' charges creep in as motor insurance premiums fall, says Which?

'Sneaky' charges creep in as motor insurance premiums fall, says Which? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Consumer group launches campaign to get companies to be more up-front about additional fees
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Corporate governance: What it’s about, why it matters | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Corporate governance: What it’s about, why it matters | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The TUC’s new pamphlet on “corporate governance” is made up of contributions from 17 expert authors including academics, businesspeople, former government
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New Approach response to DWP select committee's report on WCA enquiry

New Approach response to DWP select committee's  report on WCA enquiry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nick Dilworth:Whilst the DWP select committee's report in to the Work Capability Assessment is welcomed in so far as it touches upon many of its inherent failures, we do not feel that at this point...
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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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Justine Thornton is a person, not Ed Miliband's 'secret weapon'

Justine Thornton is a person, not Ed Miliband's 'secret weapon' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: Thornton is a successful, independent woman in her own right and should be treated that way, not just as the labour leader's wife or a political strategy
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Bedroom Tax for [Twitter] Dummies

Bedroom Tax for [Twitter] Dummies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Below are some examples of the type of infuriating and generally ignorant Bedroom Tax-related tweets that are repeatedly posted on Twitter by people who are often: a] completely ignorant, b] out fo...
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VIDEO: Could you go for five+ weeks without any money? | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

VIDEO: Could you go for five+ weeks without any money? | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Today we launched the Saving Our Safety Net campaign, which aims to defend the welfare state so it is able to provide timely support to people when they need it
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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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