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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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Stroke Tattler's curator insight, September 21, 9:51 AM

We live in a time when inequality is increasing.  A smaller and smaller % of the population holds the majority of wealth in the world.

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Clock change 'good for child health'

Clock change 'good for child health' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Adopting continental time in Britain would lead to more physical activity in the evenings, say researchers
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David Cameron has now passed the point of no return on Europe

David Cameron has now passed the point of no return on Europe | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: The prime minister’s impossible red lines on the EU will place him in the ‘out’ camp in any referendum
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Duncan Smith: universal credit will generate £7bn in economic benefits

Duncan Smith: universal credit will generate £7bn in economic benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Work and pensions secretary says scheme will bolster economy by allowing an extra 300,000 households to enter employment
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How many more deaths will it take, over 10,000 already?

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Inquiry to be launched into ex-soldier’s death after JSA stopped - Mike Sivier

Inquiry to be launched into ex-soldier’s death after JSA stopped - Mike Sivier | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
MPs are set to hold an inquiry into benefit sanctions after 200,000 people signed a petition in the wake of an ex-soldier’s death. More than 211,000 people signed a Change.org petition started by G...
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Luxury Hotel Booked For Annual One Day Workfare Conference, Tickets Just £450!

Luxury Hotel Booked For Annual One Day Workfare Conference, Tickets Just £450! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Employment Related Services Assosication (ERSA) have booked a luxury four star hotel as the venue for this year's tax payer funded workfare conference. ERSA are the trade body established to li...
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The sell off of our greatest national asset is the big general election issue | Left Foot Forward

The sell off of our greatest national asset is the big general election issue | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The most recent ICM poll puts the NHS at the top of the agenda for concerned voters.
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GP dementia charging: the profit motive has no place in healthcare | Left Foot Forward

GP dementia charging: the profit motive has no place in healthcare | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The introduction of mechanisms that mimic the market add unnecessary levels of bureaucracy.
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Benefit fraud – the facts and figures

Benefit fraud – the facts and figures | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Homa Khaleeli: The government is launching a £1m advertising campaign to tackle benefit fraud. But is it money well spent? Here are some figures to help you decide
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The government bill which will allow public forests to be handed over to private developers

The government bill which will allow public forests to be handed over to private developers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UK today) Well this is a bit worrying. An innocuous sounding bit of legislation called the Infrastructure Bill is making its way through parliament with hardly a peep of prot...
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Sack Lord Freud from Government after he remarked Disabled People were not worth the minimum wage

Sack Lord Freud from Government after he remarked Disabled People were not worth the minimum wage | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lord Freud was caught commenting that disabled people are not worth the minimum wage and deserve to be paid a lot less. This comment is...
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George Is Really Struggling To Stop Borrowing So Much

George Is Really Struggling To Stop Borrowing So Much | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne's austerity regime has veered further off track as new figures show that public sector borrowing is soaring even higher.

The Office for National Statistics revealed that public sector net borrowing (PSNB) rose 10% in the last year, ...
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Politician arrested in Occupy London protest - Guardian

Politician arrested in Occupy London protest - Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police have arrested 15 demonstrators at Parliament Square including, for a brief period, the Green party politician Jenny Jones, according to The Guardian. Jones, 64, chairwoman of the London asse...
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How to develop strategy in the NHS

How to develop strategy in the NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Developing a robust strategy is vital for the future and can help support boards to manage present situations, writes Alison Leary
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Alan Milburn’s social mobility report and a toxic recipe for poverty

Alan Milburn’s social mobility report and a toxic recipe for poverty | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Letters: The commission on social mobility will be too kind to all the political parties unless it tackles the unrelenting efforts of those in power to force citizens on the lowest incomes into unmanageable debts
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Punished for writing a letter to the Guardian

Punished for writing a letter to the Guardian | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Letters: A culture where staff are expected to keep their mouths shut and to toe the line would seem to permeate the whole of the civil service. HMRC found my husband guilty of ‘serious misconduct’ for contacting the press without permission
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Rising ESA sanctions: punishing the vulnerable for being vulnerable

Rising ESA sanctions: punishing the vulnerable for being vulnerable | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The number of sanctions applied to ESA claimants rose 334% between December 2012 and December 2013, according to new Department of Work and Pensions statistics. The report shows that since the new ...
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MPs take home 185 times the average NHS pay demand - in expenses

MPs take home 185 times the average NHS pay demand - in expenses | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It seems odd that nobody made this connection earlier. NHS workers recently went on strike after Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to implement a one per cent pay increase for 600,000 of them. H...
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The spat over the Welsh NHS gets ugly | Left Foot Forward

The spat over the Welsh NHS gets ugly | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jeremy Hunt has been accused of telling a 'tissue of lies' over the health service in Wales.
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Brand new NHS Reinstatement Bill from Allyson Pollock gives hope to campaigners

Brand new NHS Reinstatement Bill from Allyson Pollock gives hope to campaigners | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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What are the Parties real plans for benefit claimants post 2015?

The people responsible for the excellent Benefits and Work site ask "What do the parties really have planned for claimants after the next election?" for their November newsletter; as inspiration th...
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Millionaire Tory Peer's Disabled Remarks Are Hardly His First Gaffe...

Millionaire Tory Peer's Disabled Remarks Are Hardly His First Gaffe... | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory welfare minister Lord Freud has issued a "full and unreserved" apology after a recording emerged of him suggesting that disabled people were "not worth" the full minimum wage.

Lord Freud said that "all disabled people...
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Lord Freud's war on disabled people even worse than his words

Lord Freud's war on disabled people even worse than his words | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Mirror's Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones on the fight against cuts to the Independent Living Fund
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Jenny Jones criticises Met Police after being arrested during protest on Parliament square

Jenny Jones criticises Met Police after being arrested during protest on Parliament square | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A peer has criticised the Metropolitan Police after she was arrested during a demonstration in Parliament Square.

Baroness Jones, a Green member of the London Assembly, joined the Occupy London protest.

She claims she was detained by police "for putting my arms around someone they were trying to arrest".

Jones, a former member of the Metropolitan Police Authority, says was later "de-arrested".
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Government borrowing is up by 10 per cent; Treasury says deficit reduction plan "is working"

Government borrowing is up by 10 per cent; Treasury says deficit reduction plan "is working" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
If you're boggling at the headline, rest assured it is correct! Let's run down the figures. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), government borrowing (excluding the public sector ...
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