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Liberal Democrats would tax the rich to clear deficit, says Nick Clegg - Telegraph

Liberal Democrats would tax the rich to clear deficit, says Nick Clegg - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg outlines policies including “mansion tax” that could complicate second coalition deal with Conservatives
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Ed Miliband praises Margaret Thatcher in drive to reform 'unresponsive' public services - Telegraph

Ed Miliband praises Margaret Thatcher in drive to reform 'unresponsive' public services - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour leader Ed Miliband outlines vision for improving state sector, praising former Tory prime minister's 'sense of purpose'
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European Union migrants work harder than Britons, says Viviane Reding - Telegraph

European Union migrants work harder than Britons, says Viviane Reding - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
European migrants are more likely to work harder than their British counterparts, a senior Brussels official says
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As Benefits Street (almost) comes to an end it’s time to get benefit street wise | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

As Benefits Street (almost) comes to an end it’s time to get benefit street wise | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Think that ‘welfare reform’ cuts money from those playing the system to make it fairer for the hard-working majority? But most who lose are working. Many who
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Daily Mail campaign: Put Britain's flood victims first

Daily Mail campaign: Put Britain's flood victims first | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As thousands are driven from their homes, there is growing anger that Britain is spending billions on foreign development projects, and so little on flood relief at home.
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Disproportionate BME homelessness and overcrowding in London boroughs | News | Inside Housing

Black and minority ethnic groups are more likely to be homeless or live in overcrowded accommodation, a study has found. 
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I want to challenge unaccountable power, be it public or private

I want to challenge unaccountable power, be it public or private | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ed Miliband: The unresponsive state can be as damaging as the untamed market. Labour wants people to be able to control their own lives
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Jean Taylor OAP attack: Bristol pensioner and Rotherham woman both left bloodied in separate doorstep assault

Jean Taylor OAP attack: Bristol pensioner and Rotherham woman both left bloodied in separate doorstep assault | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Police have released shocking images of injuries inflicted on two old ladies attacked in their own homes after robbers forced their way in
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Google’s inverted world needs to be challenged – and India might be the place to start

Google’s inverted world needs to be challenged – and India might be the place to start | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tax Analysts (paywall) report this morning that:
According to a January 31 Press Trust of India report, Google argued in [an] affidavit that it does not provide taxable services in India, does not earn income in India, and does not have permanent establishment in India. It also said it does not...
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Manufacturing Compliance: The Nudge Unit and its Privatisation

Manufacturing Compliance: The Nudge Unit and its Privatisation | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Federation scientist Cozer and his companion, the freed slave Rashel, await galactic freedom fighter Blake in the Blake's 7 episode, Weapon. Last Friday and today, the I newspaper has run articles ...
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Pay workers a decent 'living wage' says Archbishop of York

Pay workers a decent 'living wage' says Archbishop of York | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dr John Sentamu has criticised the widespread problem of low wages among many workers who are not being paid a ‘living wage.’
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Too many women MPs quitting - Bercow

Too many women MPs quitting - Bercow | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Parliament is losing far too many outstanding female MPs, Commons Speaker John Bercow says.
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A million workers off sick for more than a month - Press releases - GOV.UK

A million workers off sick for more than a month - Press releases - GOV.UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As 566,000 come off benefits since 2010, ministers move to tackle sickness absence with new service.
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NHS bosses accused of 'climate of fear' over care.data - Telegraph

NHS bosses accused of 'climate of fear' over care.data  - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rebel GPs wont be told punishment for opting out data-sharing until it is too late
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Bigger council tax rises forced by Liberal Democrats - Telegraph

Bigger council tax rises forced by Liberal Democrats - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Lib Dem ministers, backed by some Tory council leaders, reject plan to cap council tax rises at 1.5 per cent
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UK flooding: homeowners knew the risk, says Environment Agency chairman - Telegraph

UK flooding: homeowners knew the risk, says Environment Agency chairman - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Environment Agency boss inflames tensions by saying anyone who buys on a flood plain needs to think about the threat
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UK faces more flooding as further heavy rain forecast - FT.com

The UK braced itself on Tuesday for further heavy rain and gale force winds as officials warned that hundreds more homes could be flooded over the coming days while the battered rail network could take months to restore. The Environment Agency has
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Coalition cut flood defence by 27% - Labour increased flood defence by 33%

Coalition cut flood defence by 27% - Labour increased flood defence by 33% | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's ConDemNation today!) I certainly don't want to be seen as a cheer leader for New Labour - but downright government lies and spin are something I can't ignore. Cameron has tried t...
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Councils fail to prioritise disabled bedroom tax-hit tenants | News | Inside Housing

Councils fail to prioritise disabled bedroom tax-hit tenants | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Councils are ignoring government guidance and failing to prioritise disabled people for payments to help cope with the bedroom tax, a study has claimed.
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Police sick days: Stressed police officers take 250,000 sick days and blame pressure of staff cuts

Police sick days: Stressed police officers take 250,000 sick days and blame pressure of staff cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Data revealed to the Daily Mirror under freedom of information rules showed 12 forces had seen rises in stress-related sick days rise by more than 50%
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Dean Mayley Greenford murder: Family beg for information over killing of “gentle, vulnerable” son

Dean Mayley Greenford murder: Family beg for information over killing of “gentle, vulnerable” son | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dean Mayley, who was 24 but had a mental age of nine, was stabbed as he went to visit a family member
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Almost 60% of large company CEOs want country-by-country reporting. So why can’t we have it, now?

Almost 60% of large company CEOs want country-by-country reporting. So why can’t we have it, now? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As Christian Aid has noted today:
The UK government is lagging behind business leaders in its support for corporate transparency, a new survey suggests. The survey, by PricewaterhouseCoopers, found evidence that most chief executives support reforms which would make it harder for multinationals to dodge tax in the UK and abroad -...
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This treatment would save children's lives – so why won't the government allow it?

This treatment would save children's lives – so why won't the government allow it? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Mitochondrial replacement, developed in the UK, looks set to be lost to the US because the government is too timid to back it
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EU official: 'Give UK voters facts'

EU official: 'Give UK voters facts' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The EU Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding, says British voters need to see accurate "facts and figures on the table" about the EU before the European elections.
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'We make sure people get food they need'

'We make sure people get food they need' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A lot of people would suffer in silence without food banks, which make sure people get the help they need by doing the "good thing, the Christian thing", says a church-based food bank manager.
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