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DWP awards Atos £10 million IT contract for healthcare assessments

DWP awards Atos £10 million IT contract for healthcare assessments | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has awarded Atos a contract worth £10 million a year to continue providing IT services to support work capability assessments after it steps down as the main supplier next year.
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Unbelievable!  Makes you wonder if they are getting a kick back.

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A tale of two careers: Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith

A tale of two careers: Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Both men are passionate and sincere reformers determined to give opportunities to the poor, but only one has been demoted
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What should Labour be saying on free schools? | Left Foot Forward

What should Labour be saying on free schools? | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Data to be released next week looks set to reignite questions over Labour's education policy.
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"Snoopers Charter" bill debate

"Snoopers Charter" bill debate | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The reading for the above bill; referred to as a snoopers charter, took place today. I had e mailed my MP Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) but she was a teller for the Ayes so whether that means she couldn'...
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MP's Half Brother Charged With Sex Abuse

MP's Half Brother Charged With Sex Abuse | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The half brother of a senior Conservative MP has been charged over alleged historic sex abuse. Charles Napier, 67, from Dorset, is accused of one count of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency, Scotland Yard said.
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Emergency surveillance bill to be fast-tracked despite 49 MPs' opposition

Emergency surveillance bill to be fast-tracked despite 49 MPs' opposition | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Parliament approves timetable motion for Drip bill as government accepts Labour amendments to strengthen safeguards
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See if YOUR objection is mentioned in the Surveillance Bill debate!

See if YOUR objection is mentioned in the Surveillance Bill debate! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It seems Parliament's discussion of the Data Retention and Investigatory Bill, also known as the Surveillance Bill, will now take place tomorrow (Tuesday) rather than today (Monday). This works bet...
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Esther McVey to attend cabinet after David Cameron's reshuffle

Esther McVey to attend cabinet after David Cameron's reshuffle | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Former daytime TV presenter criticised for justifying harsh cuts to benefits for the disabled
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I'm going nowhere in your reshuffle, Iain Duncan Smith tells Cameron: He resists move as PM set to axe top names and promote women

I'm going nowhere in your reshuffle, Iain Duncan Smith tells Cameron: He resists move as PM set to axe top names and promote women | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Pensions Secretary insists he is staying put in David Cameron's biggest re-shuffle before next year's general election.
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William Hague’s foreign office era: subdued and subservient

William Hague’s foreign office era: subdued and subservient | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Simon Jenkins: First thoughts: The departing foreign secretary was a former Tory star who descended into empty cliche and belligerence
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Michael Gove demoted to chief whip as Cameron shows no sentimentality

Michael Gove demoted to chief whip as Cameron shows no sentimentality | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Prime minister proves longstanding friendships or policies he approves of will not save ministers from the axe in reshufffle
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Ban neonicotinoids now – to avert another silent spring

Ban neonicotinoids now –  to avert another silent spring | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it
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Almost one in four Britons are now living below the poverty line, according to a new report

Almost one in four Britons are now living below the poverty line, according to a new report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
INSTITUTE for Fiscal Studies finds young adults have been hit hardest by the recession as number of people struggling to scrape a living rises to 14.6million.
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The FCA cap on payday loans: acting where the market has failed | Left Foot Forward

The FCA cap on payday loans: acting where the market has failed | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The proposed cap means that if someone pays back a £100 loan within 30 days they would pay a maximum of £24 in charges.
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The best #IDS #reshuffle Tweets

The best #IDS #reshuffle Tweets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Despite rumours last week (repeated here) that Iain Duncan Smith was to be moved in David Cameron's reshuffle, he seems to have clung on. Many on Twitter reacted with disbelief. Here are some of th...
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Fightback Against Byteback And Their Grubby Workfare Exploitation

Fightback Against Byteback And Their Grubby Workfare Exploitation | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A computer repair shop in Bristol has become one of the first companies to be caught boasting about forcing people to work without pay on the latest workfare scheme. Byteback IT Solutions were rece...
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Esther McVey - So Close And Yet Not Far Enough Into Cabinet?

Esther McVey - So Close And Yet Not Far Enough Into Cabinet? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Employment minister Esther McVey could be forgiven for having been left rather underwhelmed by the reshuffle, as the Liverpudlian former TV star was trumpeted for a much more august promotion. McVey, who was merely given "attending cabinet" status but kept in position, has been one of the phalanx of female Tory ministers trailed as set for promotion in David Cameron's reshuffle today.
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Emergency surveillance bill to be fast-tracked despite 49 MPs' opposition

Emergency surveillance bill to be fast-tracked despite 49 MPs' opposition | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Parliament approves timetable motion for Drip bill as government accepts Labour amendments to strengthen safeguards
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Teachers And Parents Breathe Sigh Of Relief As Gove Leaves Education

Teachers And Parents Breathe Sigh Of Relief As Gove Leaves Education | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents, rejoice - Michael Gove has been removed as education secretary by David Cameron. In a dramatic cabinet reshuffle that also saw William Hague quit as foreign secretary, Gove has become "minister for TV" with a brief to promote the Government's message in broadcast interviews.
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Bedroom Tax DWP report - immediate comments eg arrears up £140m

Bedroom Tax DWP report - immediate comments eg arrears up £140m | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The DWP has finally released the first interim report into the bedroom tax today - 163 pages of mostly waffle on first reading but some really interesting issues emerge. P17 for example has this: P...
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Patients denied vital operations by NHS bodies, surgeons report

Patients denied vital operations by NHS bodies, surgeons report | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Inquiry finds that 44% of commissioning groups require patients to be in various degrees of pain and immobility before surgery
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Theatre of dreams... if you're not disabled: Manchester United 'REFUSE to sell season tickets to disabled fans' | Mancunian Matters

Theatre of dreams... if you're not disabled: Manchester United 'REFUSE to sell season tickets to disabled fans' | Mancunian Matters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Manchester United turned disabled fans away from Old Trafford, claims Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

The 11-time Paralympic gold medallist called for the Government to do more to force Premier League clubs to cater for disabled supporters and pleaded with the Government to tackle the problem.

Her comments come after Mike Penning, the disabilities minister, said clubs needed to tackle a ‘woeful’ lack of facilities.
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Ken Clarke exits with warning to Tories over human rights

Ken Clarke exits with warning to Tories over human rights | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Outgoing minister says it would be unthinkable for UK to leave European convention, calling it a bedrock of British values
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