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Cameron the worst PM for living standards in history | Liberal Conspiracy

Cameron the worst PM for living standards in history | Liberal Conspiracy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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SALFORD COUNCIL TO INTRODUCE KIDDIE BEDROOM TAX ON NEW HOUSES - Salford Star - with attitude & love xxx

SALFORD COUNCIL TO INTRODUCE KIDDIE BEDROOM TAX ON NEW HOUSES - Salford Star - with attitude & love xxx | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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What Angela isn’t saying

What Angela isn’t saying | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
AN ORCHESTRATED hush has descended over the euro area as Angela Merkel, the German chancellor who conducts its troubled band of 17 states, campaigns for a third term...
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Food banks: Families walking up to 15 miles for emergency parcels

Food banks: Families walking up to 15 miles for emergency parcels | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The food bank is braced for a further surge in demand as children go hungry without a school meal in holidays
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Shame on the Hearse-Chasers Who Are Exploiting Hannah Smith's Suicide for Political Gain

Shame on the Hearse-Chasers Who Are Exploiting Hannah Smith's Suicide for Political Gain | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Usually the month of August is referred to as the silly season. The political exploitation of 14-year-old schoolgirl Hannah Smith's suicide by both tabloid and broadsheet newspapers suggests we might have to rechristen it the sinister season.
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Coalition's £1bn youth deal failing to create permanent jobs, Labour claims

Coalition's £1bn youth deal failing to create permanent jobs, Labour claims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Youth Contract wage incentives are 'not always being used as intended' with some young people losing jobs after six months
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Wages stagnate – UK now in the Euro relegation zone | Left Foot Forward

Wages stagnate – UK now in the Euro relegation zone | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The media might be talking about booming Britain, but the reality for millions of workers is very different. New data shows how far wages have fallen in the UK.
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Children could be charged for being taken into care under council plan

Children could be charged for being taken into care under council plan | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Worcestershire county council proposes scheme in which some children would be required to meet costs of social care
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Tory-controlled council considers radical plans to make parents pay for children in care

Tory-controlled council considers radical plans to make parents pay for children in care | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Conservative-controlled council in the Midlands are considering radical plans that would force the parents of children taken into care to pay or make contributions towards the cost of the child’s social care bill.
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Benefits Britain and the Rise of Poverty Porn

Benefits Britain and the Rise of Poverty Porn | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Last night, Channel 4 engaged in yet more Poverty Porn, with the pseudo-reality programme Benefits Britain.  The programme followed several 2013 social security claimants as they were put through t...
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*Reclaiming Our Futures* - Week of Action

*Reclaiming Our Futures* - Week of Action | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Received from - Disabled People Against Cuts, Black Triangle, Mental Health Resistance Network and the WOW petition bring you: *Reclaiming Our Futures* Join this year’s week of action to protest ag...
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NHS spending PUBLIC money training PRIVATE providers to profit from it

NHS spending PUBLIC money training PRIVATE providers to profit from it | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I've come across a brilliant but enraging article on another blog on the subject of NHS privatisation. Normally I'd 'reblog' it, but it's not hosted on Wordpress, so I don't have that option - but ...
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Mums 'selling sex to feed their children as benefit cuts hit Hull's poorest'

Mums 'selling sex to feed their children as benefit cuts hit Hull's poorest' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
WOMEN are turning to prostitution to feed their children as welfare reforms hit the poorest and most vulnerable families in Hull.Staff at the Lighthouse Project, a charity supporting street workers in...
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Ripped-off Britons: "Go home or face arrest"... Ever wondered what's on the other side of that van?

Ripped-off Britons: "Go home or face arrest"... Ever wondered what's on the other side of that van? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Special needs kids told they would 'spoil' journeys of first class passengers

Special needs kids told they would 'spoil' journeys of first class passengers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Special needs children as young as four were told to sit on the floor of a train rather than in empty first-class seats because they would 'spoil' the ambiance of the carriage.
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Universal Credit - an introduction - Money Advice Service

Universal Credit - an introduction - Money Advice Service | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Universal Credit is a new type of financial support for people who are looking for work or on a low income - find out how it might affect you

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MLInteractive guide to completion of ESA 50 | ilegal

MLInteractive guide to completion of ESA 50 | ilegal | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Employment & 'Support' Allowance What the papers never tell you is how strict the rules for 'scroungers' are... A complex set of rules which the claimant must follow on their 'customer
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'Bring Back The Grown-Ups'

'Bring Back The Grown-Ups' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ed Miliband must "bring back the grown-ups" to strengthen his team and his message, an influential former MP said on Tuesday.
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Opinion: On Immigration Labour Must Do Better | Left Foot Forward

Opinion: On Immigration Labour Must Do Better | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jill Rutter assesses Chris Bryant's recent comments and argues that they are misguided.
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Angry about rail fares? Get on board the renationalisation express

Angry about rail fares? Get on board the renationalisation express | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Neil Clark: With yet another fare rise on the way, it's time to get rid of these fat-cat private train operators and go back to public ownership
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Revealed: Wealthy donors who dined with David Cameron gave £1m to the Tories

Revealed: Wealthy donors who dined with David Cameron gave £1m to the Tories | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ten wealthy Tory supporters who attended private dinners with David Cameron and senior ministers have between them given a £1m boost to party coffers, Electoral Commission figures disclosed today.
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Benefits cuts without fairness

Benefits cuts without fairness | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government has had to navigate choppy waters in coping with the impact of the 2008 banking crisis.
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Depression is not the same as "being sad", Giles Fraser

Depression is not the same as "being sad", Giles Fraser | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Casual “let’s not pathologise sadness” musings don't contribute much to the debate about medication for depression.
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4,000 jobless singletons raking in benefits worth more than £23,000 to be hit by lower benefits cap for people living alone

4,000 jobless singletons raking in benefits worth more than £23,000 to be hit by lower benefits cap for people living alone | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Under a major extension of the Government's benefits cap, jobless single people without children will see their state handouts capped at £350 a week, or £18,200 a year.
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The Birth of a Police State

The Birth of a Police State | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UK government is about to pass legislation which will make any behaviour perceived to potentially ‘cause nuisance or annoyance’ a criminal offence.
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