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Londoners can't afford to cook food bank hand-outs as energy bills soar » Environment » 24dash.com

Londoners can't afford to cook food bank hand-outs as energy bills soar » Environment » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An astonishing 68% of Londoners have cut back on heating their homes in the wake of big energy price hikes, a survey has revealed.
Shockingly, the study found that some people who have received food from food banks have had to return it - because th...
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Bedroom tax blamed for increase in arrears | News | Inside Housing

Bedroom tax blamed for increase in arrears | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rent arrears in Scotland as a percentage of income have shot up by 16 per cent this year, with landlords reporting millions of pounds in rent outstanding because of the bedroom tax.
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How national cuts are crippling local services

How national cuts are crippling local services | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
How many more underhanded ways can our underhanded Coalition government find to sneak crippling damage to public services in by the back door? A particularly vile method has just been uncovered her...
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Winning The Argument On Welfare Means Never Giving An Inch To The Likes Of Katie Hopkins

Winning The Argument On Welfare Means Never Giving An Inch To The Likes Of Katie Hopkins | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With the constant stream of benefit bashing stories in the national press it is often easy to believe that the argument is over - the public no longer support a social security system and the poor ...
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The document which proves the UK government is censoring on-line criticism

The document which proves the UK government is censoring on-line criticism | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UK today!) After a FOI request, a DWP official has released a copy of the official complaint it made to Twitter which resulted in closing down a parody account on Twitter of ...
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There is a moral economy but we haven’t released it

There is a moral economy but we haven’t released it | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Early in the morning, on a train to a London, I ask myself why I do this. I am not alone in doing so. It is a question I am asked, often, by friends, those who disagree with the conclusions I reach in my work, academics (there is at least...
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Profit-driven pharmaceuticals are causing more harm than good | Left Foot Forward

Profit-driven pharmaceuticals are causing more harm than good | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It's high time we reformed the production of medications.
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EE/Orange's error has ruined my credit rating. Watch out it doesn't happen to you.

EE/Orange's error has ruined my credit rating. Watch out it doesn't happen to you. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Forgive my being so quiet on this blog for a while, and then using it for something like this, but it's hard enough work at the moment getting a company off the ground without idiocy like this addi...
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Bedroom Tax Pools Panel Results

Bedroom Tax Pools Panel Results | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Results in the IDS Football Exempt LeagueDWP 585 Scotland 10,000DWP 95   Birmingham 2,000DWP 81   Liverpool 1600DWP 29   Wirral 529DWP 24   St Helens 456DWP 8   West Lancs 150DWP 11   Waltham Fores...
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Media Must Be Held To Account For Their Portrayal Of Sick And Disabled Benefit Claimants

Media Must Be Held To Account For Their Portrayal Of Sick And Disabled Benefit Claimants | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The use of defamatory language is being used in a totally irresponsible and callous manner by a steadily increasing number of newspapers and other media providers.
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Dressing your daughter in pink and buying her ‘girly’ toys damages the future of our economy, says business minister

Dressing your daughter in pink and buying her ‘girly’ toys damages the future of our economy, says business minister | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Dressing your daughter in pink and buying her ‘girly’ toys damages the future of our economy, the business minister has said.
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Majority of associations to hike rents by maximum | News | Inside Housing

3.7 per cent rise will be used for community work and commercial activity
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Councils resist retirement housing | News | Inside Housing

Councils resist retirement housing | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Local authorities accused of halting plans for older people’s housing because of the rising cost of elderly care
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A Complaint To ATOS

A Complaint To ATOS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A mother has sent this complaint to ATOS after her recent assessment. I am sharing it because I totally agree with her that she should not have been treated in this way by a 'professional' in their...
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U.K. government Twitter accuses a parody of itself of being 'confusing'

U.K. government Twitter accuses a parody of itself of being 'confusing' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As one commenter put it, “Just cos you don't like the taste don't mean it ain't food.”
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Productivity & Macro Policy Choices: A Flow Chart | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Productivity & Macro Policy Choices: A Flow Chart | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I think, and the FT’s Chris Giles agrees, that this is the most important chart in British macroeconomics at the moment:It shows the fall and stagnation in l
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Enough of the cost of benefits, what do subsidies to higher rate taxpayers cost?

Enough of the cost of benefits, what do subsidies to higher rate taxpayers cost? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I am a little bored of discussion of the cost of social security from which we all, unambiguously, benefit. I thought it time, assisted by some reader prompting, to look at the cost of the tax subsidies to the 12.7% or so in the UK who are higher rate taxpayers.

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Is this the DWP's latest statistics fix?

Is this the DWP's latest statistics fix? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
According to the DWP, and dutifully repeated by the BBC, more than 3,000 people who were subjected to the government's benefit cap have now found work. But have they? This statistic - and the basis...
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Protest at its Last Extreme: The Bodies of the Dead accuse their Political Murderers

Protest at its Last Extreme: The Bodies of the Dead accuse their Political Murderers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cartoon Showing Stalin responsible for the deaths of millions through his famines I've been reading the descriptions of the suffering of the Russian people during the artificial famine caused by St...
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Request for information about your experiences of ESA and the WCA for Commons Select Committee Inquiry

Request for information about your experiences of ESA and the WCA for Commons Select Committee Inquiry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Employment and Support Allowance and Work Capability Assessments Inquiry status: Inquiry announced on 6 February, deadline for receipt of evidence is Friday 21 March. The deadline for submitting ev...
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Owen Jones on The Big Benefits Row: The Hopkinsisation of political discourse

Owen Jones on The Big Benefits Row: The Hopkinsisation of political discourse | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I never thought I'd end up on the Jeremy Kyle Show: well, that's what Monday night's benefit “debate” on Channel 5 felt like at times, but with slightly less subtlety and sophistication.
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A&E departments under pressure from malnourished patients, Labour claims

A&E departments under pressure from malnourished patients, Labour claims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A&E departments are under increasing pressure from a rising number malnourished people, Labour claimed on Wednesday.
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Free reporting Disability Hate Crime Event | Disability Rights UK

Free reporting Disability Hate Crime Event | Disability Rights UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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