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London rents more than twice national average | News | Inside Housing

The average London rent is now 102 per cent more than the national average, according to analysis released today.
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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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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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#DecentJobsWeek: “I’m the last mother standing” | ToUChstone blog

#DecentJobsWeek: “I’m the last mother standing” | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

If you listen to the government, you could be forgiven for believing that women’s labour market position is better than ever before. It’s certainly true that

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A quarter of a million jobseekers approaching their second Christmas in a row on the dole | ToUChstone blog

A quarter of a million jobseekers approaching their second Christmas in a row on the dole | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Silver bells ringing through the city are as sure a sign as any—Christmas is nearly upon us yet again. For some of us, it is a time of delightful food, visits
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Hundreds of thousands of pensioners having to choose between eating and being taken to the toilet - Telegraph

Hundreds of thousands of pensioners having to choose between eating and being taken to the toilet - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Freedom of Information survey finds 74 per cent of councils are offering 15 minute visits to pensioners at home, up from 69 per cent in same survey last year
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Robert Reich: Insider Traders are Hosing Us All

The former secretary of labor examines how deregulation under Reagan and Bush spawned savage inequalities.
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DWP loses another 3 FOI tribunal hearings, must release names of workfare exploiters

DWP loses another 3 FOI tribunal hearings, must release names of workfare exploiters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The DWP has lost 3* first tier FOI tribunal appeal hearings on disclosure of the names of Mandatory Work Activity (MWA), Work Programme and Day One Support for Young People Trailblazer workfare exp...
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How coalition has helped rich by hitting poor - The Guardian

How coalition has helped rich by hitting poor - The Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Here's the second in the loose series on the economy - this time from a November edition of The Guardian: A landmark study of the coalition’s tax and welfare policies six months before the general ...
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IDS - TIME TO STOP THE LIES

IDS - TIME TO STOP THE LIES | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I just supported IDS - TIME TO STOP THE LIES on @ThunderclapIt // @JayneLinney
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Labour attacks street light cuts

Labour attacks street light cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
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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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Simon Danczuk: child abuse inquiry is being deliberately sabotaged by Government - Telegraph

Simon Danczuk: child abuse inquiry is being deliberately sabotaged by Government - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour MP claims vested interested are seeking to protect ‘high profile’ abusers
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Benefit sanctions: How harsh is this government going to get? | ToUChstone blog

Benefit sanctions: How harsh is this government going to get? | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yesterday the DWP published new statistics on the number of people being 'sanctioned' (punished by losing some or all of their benefit for a set amount of time)
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Don’t let UKIP panto take the spotlight off low pay and exploitation | ToUChstone blog

Don’t let UKIP panto take the spotlight off low pay and exploitation | ToUChstone blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In the last few weeks we all seem to have been given tickets to an extended UKIP panto complete with a string of offensive racist/sexist/homophobic/fill in the
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Ambulance trust turns to Poland to recruit 200 paramedics - Telegraph

Ambulance trust turns to Poland to recruit 200 paramedics - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A shortage of staff leaves South Central Ambulance trust needing 220 paramedic and technician vacancies and 70 emergency care assistants
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Our corrupt, self-protective, unaccountable Establishment - Michael Meacher MP

Our corrupt, self-protective, unaccountable Establishment  - Michael Meacher MP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
By chance several events in the last few days have highlighted poignantly how the British Establishment – the small political-economic-financial elite who went to the same public schools and the same universities (usually Oxbridge) – automatically close ranks to protect each other when they come under pressure.   Jonathan Burrows, a former MD of Blackrock Asset...Read more »
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The Austerity Agenda - Paul Krugman

The Austerity Agenda - Paul Krugman | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This one is from way back in 2012, so it seems reasonable to use quite a lot of it without fear of taking away readers from the source material. It shows how right some critics of austerity were, m...
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Sandra Gives The Game Away: Jobcentres Given Sheriff's Stars For Hitting Benefit Sanction Targets

Sandra Gives The Game Away:  Jobcentres Given Sheriff's Stars For Hitting Benefit Sanction Targets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sandra Lambert, manager of 149 Jobcentres and self-styled lifestyle guru, has spent much of the last few days frantically blocking people on twitter who have been taking the piss out of the cringem...
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Hope, whilst IDS Lies continue to Persecute the Poor

In this my last post before the festivities kick in I want to take a look at a quick overview of the Truth Campaign and our reasons for pursuing it. It all began on April 14 2013, when Debbie Sayer...
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Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet

Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.
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