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The Unemployed and Disabled Need an Elected 'Guardian and Protector'

The Unemployed and Disabled Need an Elected 'Guardian and Protector' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I received this interesting comment from Gay Mentalist to my post on Kenneth Mackenzie's book on Parliament as a vital resource in this time of constitutional change, and the Coalition's contempt f...
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Scrap The Budget, George Osborne Told

Scrap The Budget, George Osborne Told | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Budget should be abolished to stop Chancellors introducing headline-grabbing changes at the expense of good economics, a free market think tank has recommended. Measures announced in the statement can create uncertainty for businesses and households, leaving them fearful of the potential hidden effects on their finances, while the Government's desire for favourable media coverage leads to "obfuscation" of potentially important but unpopular policies, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).
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Report finds 'work doesn't pay' due to welfare cuts | News | Inside Housing

Some working people are losing 97p of every £1 earned after being hit by a combination of welfare cuts, a committee of MPs has found. 
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British women are the queens of leisure? Give me a break

British women are the queens of leisure? Give me a break | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Brigid Schulte: Real leisure can't be measured in leftover scraps. It's something you choose – and it's never been part of women's culture
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Social care employers need to recruit more men

Social care employers need to recruit more men | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
England could face a shortfall of care workers unless it does more to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce, says Jane Ashcroft
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Police referrals of domestic violence cases fall

Police referrals of domestic violence cases fall | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Numbers down despite 11% increase in reports, and figures reveal significant disparities between police forces
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Public sector workers are biggest losers in UK's post-recession earnings squeeze

Public sector workers are biggest losers in UK's post-recession earnings squeeze | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Study shows earnings 2.7% more on average than private sector counterparts, but the gap has narrowed since coalition elected
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Praise for HMRC where praise is due

Praise for HMRC where praise is due | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I realise I have not offered praise for HMRC where it is due: that is remiss of me. Let me make amends.

I refer to a matter reported in the FT today:
Proposals to tighten the screws on users of tax avoidance schemes in next week’s Budget have sparked protests from wealthy investors and...
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Naughty, naughty Daily Mail! Miliband story creates torrent of complaints

Naughty, naughty Daily Mail! Miliband story creates torrent of complaints | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cast your mind back to October last year and you may remember the big controversy was the way the Daily Mail shot off its (metaphorical) mouth about Labour leader Ed Miliband's father in spectacula...
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£400,000 in housing benefit payments go missing » Housing » 24dash.com

£400,000 in housing benefit payments go missing » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Up to £400,000 in housing benefit has disappeared after being paid to a property agent, a Channel 4 News investigation has revealed.
The money is believed to have vanished after being paid to London Housing Solutions, a firm that specialised i...
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Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take

Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: I have three challenges for the architects of a proposed transatlantic trade deal. If they reject them, they reject democracy
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Cameron's ego-boost on Facebook is a costly mistake

Cameron's ego-boost on Facebook is a costly mistake | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Someone should have told David Cameron: If you have to pay for some things, they're not worth having. It seems an Eton education isn't as useful as we're always being told. In a desperate bid to ma...
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Scarlet fever cases in England soar to their highest level since 1990

Scarlet fever cases in England soar to their highest level since 1990 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Public Health England warns of near-doubling of cases of highly contagious bacterial illness in February over previous years
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Concern over union leader's sudden death

Concern over union leader's sudden death | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Is anyone else just a little uneasy about the sudden death of RMT Union leader Bob Crow? He died early this morning (Tuesday, March 11), according to the union, at the age of 52. Apparently he had ...
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RMT Union Leader Bob Crow Has Died

RMT Union Leader Bob Crow Has Died | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Bob Crow, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 52. The outspoken leader passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning at Whipps Cross hospital in London.
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Labour must stop being the anaemic patient and give us a clear vision

Labour must stop being the anaemic patient and give us a clear vision | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Fiona Millar: The task force Labour commissioned to look into 14-19 education has published its report, and it is now time the party pulled together the threads of its thinking and shared it with us
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MPs, support the care bill and it will come back to bite you

MPs, support the care bill and it will come back to bite you | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Even when a hospital is solvent, Jeremy Hunt's clause 119 would let administrators cannibalise it to fix failing institutions elsewhere
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Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?

Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Better joint working between sectors is being seen as part of a shift to a preventive model of care, but there should be pragmatism about what can be achieved, writes Robin Miller
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Move to block hospital closures law backed by 20 coalition MPs

Move to block hospital closures law backed by 20 coalition MPs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Former Liberal Democrat health minister is seeking to amend clause 119 of the care bill, dubbed the 'hospital closure clause'
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Senior Tories knew about Nigel Evans sexual assault claims, court hears

Senior Tories knew about Nigel Evans sexual assault claims, court hears | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Whips warned MP about his behaviour and he was then allowed to successfully run for deputy speaker
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The reason why big businesses aren’t taxed properly is that the will to do it does not exist

The reason why big businesses aren’t taxed properly is that the will to do it does not exist | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There is a fascinating article on country-by-country reporting and the Base Erosion and Profits Shifting process in this morning's Tax Analysts (behind a paywall). There is much I could comment on but one paragraph jumped out, which said:
At a recent conference in Washington, Mike Williams, director, business international tax at HM Treasury,...
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National Police Lead for Prostitution, ACC Chris Armitt, Discusses the Merseyside Model

National Police Lead for Prostitution, ACC Chris Armitt, Discusses the Merseyside Model | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"I think any steps that are taken that enhance the police response to attacks on vulnerable groups such as sex workers are important... The Merseyside model aims to build trust and confidence among...
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Council puts £10m into rented fund for rough-sleepers | News | Inside Housing

Council puts £10m into rented fund for rough-sleepers | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A local authority is to invest in a property fund that is designed to own and manage accommodation for homeless people stuck on waiting lists.
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David Cameron resorts to paying for Facebook fans because not enough people like him

David Cameron resorts to paying for Facebook fans because not enough people like him | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Everyone may well have a mate called Dave, but it doesn't look like social media users want that mate to be the PM. Maybe it’s the bedroom tax, maybe it’s the legal aid cuts. It might even be the widely mocked picture of him on the phone to Barack Obama.
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How do you fight disability hate crime if the police are the perpetrators?

How do you fight disability hate crime if the police are the perpetrators? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An attack on a disabled man is being investigated by the local police and crime commissioner and the Independent Police Complaints Commission - because the victim said it was committed by on-duty p...
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