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Huge rise in use of food banks since welfare changes, says aid body

Huge rise in use of food banks since welfare changes, says aid body | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Trust's findings challenge government's insistence there is no link between social security changes and rise in food bank use
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: We need to have a chat about the NHS

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: We need to have a chat about the NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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"Children to be 'tagged' while 'tagging'"

"Children to be 'tagged' while 'tagging'" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a serious upheaval of playground safety, G4S have won the contract to provide security for the UK's parks. Children as young as two will have their interaction policed and invoiced by the multin...
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Cameron under fire on bedroom tax claims / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Cameron under fire on bedroom tax claims / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cameron under fire on bedroom tax claims / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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Benefit basher IDS caught out yet again / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Benefit basher IDS caught out yet again / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Benefit basher IDS caught out yet again / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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Why country-by-country reporting is the way forward from Lough Erne: my new Tax Analysts column out today

Why country-by-country reporting is the way forward from Lough Erne: my new Tax Analysts column out today | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I made my debut in Tax Analysts this morning, arguing that as for as tax is concerned the real importance of the Lough Erne declaration was the support it showed for country-by-country reporting.
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What can we do to tackle tax abuse? A social science persepctive

What can we do to tackle tax abuse? A social science persepctive | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I am speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Group  for Social Science and Policy  in the House of Lords this morning, discussing 'what can policymakers do to reduce tax avoidance by large companies?'.
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Conservatives prepare to get tough on teenage single mothers in benefits crackdown

Conservatives prepare to get tough on teenage single mothers in benefits crackdown | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Recommendations that teenage mothers should no longer automatically be entitled to council housing or housing benefit, as part of a new drive to reduce teen pregnancy, have been welcomed by David Cameron in a report by Conservative MPs.
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Iain Duncan Smith: Big on belief - lacking in truth

Iain Duncan Smith: Big on belief - lacking in truth | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I believe that Chris Huhne really wasn't a crook I believe Britannia Unchained is a readable book I'm prepared to believe that the government isn't leaking And that Boris Johnson sometimes thinks b...
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'Charles pays less tax than his servants': MPs blast 'shockingly wrong' deal on Duchy of Cornwall's £19million profits

'Charles pays less tax than his servants': MPs blast 'shockingly wrong' deal on Duchy of Cornwall's £19million profits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Public Accounts Committee grills senior royal aides about the way the Duchy of Cornwall is exempt from corporation tax and capital gains tax.
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'Charles pays less tax than his servants': MPs blast 'shockingly wrong' deal on Duchy of Cornwall's £19million profits

'Charles pays less tax than his servants': MPs blast 'shockingly wrong' deal on Duchy of Cornwall's £19million profits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Public Accounts Committee grills senior royal aides about the way the Duchy of Cornwall is exempt from corporation tax and capital gains tax.
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Households face more bills misery as rising food and petrol costs are tipped to send inflation to 14-month high

Households face more bills misery as rising food and petrol costs are tipped to send inflation to 14-month high | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
CPI is tipped to rise as high as 3 per cent and economists have warned that if the pound's recent dip is sustained it could deliver a fresh burst of imported inflation.
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Claim back your pay | Intern Aware

Claim back your pay | Intern Aware | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Rent 'unaffordable' in third of UK

Rent 'unaffordable' in third of UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A third of Britain is effectively off-limits to lower-income working families because private rents are unaffordable, a new report claims.
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Care campaign | Home and care | Age UK

Care campaign | Home and care | Age UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Find out how to help people who aren't getting the care they need, with Care in crisis - Age UK's campaign to end the care crisis in the UK.
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A list of completely ridiculous benefit sanctions people have experienced | Blog | False Economy

A list of completely ridiculous benefit sanctions people have experienced | Blog | False Economy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Birmingham Against Cuts presents cases of benefit sanctions that they’ve come across online, in newspapers and parliamentary debates.
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Council forces out Brixton squatters / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Council forces out Brixton squatters / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Council forces out Brixton squatters / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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It's not teenage mums working the system, but frightened politicians

It's not teenage mums working the system, but frightened politicians | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sarah Ditum: Ailing Tories are again picking on young mums to save their own skins. But in fact teen pregnancies are at an all-time low
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The EU-US Free Trade Agreement must be opposed - for the sake of the NHS and more.

The EU-US Free Trade Agreement must be opposed - for the sake of the NHS and more. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The EU-US Free Trade Agreement must be opposed - for the sake of the NHS and more.  'This week marks the first round of negotiations for a far-reaching transatlantic trade deal. In the face of grow...
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Vince Cable fails to step up to the mark on beneficial ownership by asking corporate fraudsters to self certify their identities

Vince Cable fails to step up to the mark on beneficial ownership by asking corporate fraudsters to self  certify their identities | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The following was published by BIS this morning: WRITTEN MINISTERIAL STATEMENT Rt Hon, Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State For Business, Innovation and Skills, DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS Publication of Discussion Paper on...
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Britain’s Weak Recovery | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Britain’s Weak Recovery | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The widely respected Item Club’s economic forecasts are always worth keeping an eye one – not least because their model is very similar to the OBR’s and
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Bedroom tax - not enough one-bed flats, facts and figures

Bedroom tax - not enough one-bed flats, facts and figures | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Below are the Freedom of Information requests we (on the Bedroom Tax Action Group) have back so far, can you all please email them to your local newspapers and/or anywhere you think it might get th...
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"IDS offers new contraceptive"

"IDS offers new contraceptive" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ian Duncan Smith is to offer a revolutionary new contraceptive to Britain's poor. Despite the hefty ₤500 price tag, the "benefit cap" promises to reduce reproduction among the working-class.In addi...
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Mothers admit they are failing to give their families a healthy diet as it is revealed that less than a third feed their children the recommended five-a-day

Mothers admit they are failing to give their families a healthy diet as it is revealed that less than a third feed their children the recommended five-a-day | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The survey suggests that people are finding it difficult to eat healthily with only 21 per cent of people interviewed agreeing they always eat enough fresh vegetables.
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:19 PM

Even the recommended "healthy diet" is not optimal, to say the least, but it is admittedly better than current eating habits!

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Number of adults receiving care services falls by a quarter in five years

Number of adults receiving care services falls by a quarter in five years | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Reduction caused by falling resources, raising of elegibility criteria and increased provision of reablement services, official study finds The total number of people receiving adult care services ...
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