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Cost of living crisis rages on dispite Tory stats twisting

Cost of living crisis rages on dispite Tory stats twisting | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
'Several tons of salt' needed to accept ministers' claim that wages are outstripping inflation
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Mo Farah: from lefty hero to tax exile in 10 short months | Left Foot Forward

Mo Farah: from lefty hero to tax exile in 10 short months | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Last year Mo Farah was calling on the chancellor to crack down on tax avoidance. Now he want to be a tax exile.
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Tory Council to close award-winning primary - so a free school can have its land | Left Foot Forward

Tory Council to close award-winning primary - so a free school can have its land | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The decision to close Sulivan does everything that Tories say they oppose when it comes to education.
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Benefits Street residents charged

Benefits Street residents charged | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Seven people are charged with drug offences after raids on James Turner Street in Birmingham, the subject of a Channel 4 series.
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There IS a legal definition of bedroom for bedroom tax purposes

There IS a legal definition of bedroom for bedroom tax purposes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have read that the Upper Tribunal in case referenced CH/140/2013 the term “bedroom” has been defined with a plain dictionary meaning, Just how significant this is I discuss below but first lets l...
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Benefits stopped 'to meet targets'

Benefits stopped 'to meet targets' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thousands of people looking for work in the north-east of England may have had their benefits stopped to meet government targets, the PCS union claims.
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This Is Not Satire Strops The DWP And Attempts To Censor Twitter

This Is Not Satire Strops The DWP And Attempts To Censor Twitter | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Heroic work from @UKJCP, a spoof Jobcentre Plus account, who created a new meme on twitter to take the piss out of the DWP's bungling social media team. The Department are cross about parody retwee...
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Iain Duncan Smith: welfare reform is like struggle against slavery - Telegraph

Iain Duncan Smith: welfare reform is like struggle against slavery - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Work and Pensions Secretary likens "historic mission" of welfare reform to Wilberforce's campaign against the slave trade
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Victims tell how they were unfairly knocked off sickness benefits

Victims tell how they were unfairly knocked off sickness benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
'Have 230,000 sick and disabled people been wrongly knocked off-benefit and forgotten?' That was the question posed on this blog just two days ago, based on an analysis of statistics from the ONS a...
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Ed Balls: 'Labour will bring back 50p income tax for top earners'

Ed Balls: 'Labour will bring back 50p income tax for top earners' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The controversial 50p tax rate would be brought back by a Labour government, Ed Balls has vowed.
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'Wake up and serve the coffee' is the answer to unemployment from over-promoted Tory Esther McVey

'Wake up and serve the coffee' is the answer to unemployment from over-promoted Tory Esther McVey | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mirror columnist Brian Reade says the former breakfast TV presenter should realise not everyone will be as lucky as she has been
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Nida Naseer missing: Family of teen who vanished last month make video appeal on her 19th birthday

Nida Naseer missing: Family of teen who vanished last month make video appeal on her 19th birthday | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Despite numerous police searches and calls for information, Nida's disappearance remains a mystery
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Over half of sickness benefit claims rejected - new figures

Over half of sickness benefit claims rejected - new figures | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Almost a million people have been found fit to work by the Department of Work and Pensions over the last five years. People with eye disorders were the most likely to be refused the benefit.
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Katie Hopkins on stopping poor people having children: 'difficult to enforce, but I do agree...in principle' | Left Foot Forward

Katie Hopkins on stopping poor people having children: 'difficult to enforce, but I do agree...in principle' | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Earlier today I took part in a debate with controverisalist Katie Hopkins.
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Why Larry Summers was right to give Osborne’s economic policy a kicking | Left Foot Forward

Why Larry Summers was right to give Osborne’s economic policy a kicking | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
We should welcome Larry Summers showing how incoherent this chancellor’s economic policy really is.
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HSBC tightens cash withdrawal rules

HSBC tightens cash withdrawal rules | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some HSBC customers have found they cannot withdraw large sums of cash unless they can provide evidence to the bank about why they want it.
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Iain Duncan Smith: Slavery and Narcissism

Iain Duncan Smith: Slavery and Narcissism | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What follows is from today's entry in Another Angry Voice, a blog that all of you should be reading along with Vox Political. This analysis of Iain Duncan Smith, after he tried to compare himself w...
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Labour would bring back 50p tax rate

Labour would bring back 50p tax rate | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour would restore the 50p tax rate for those earning over £150,000, if it returns to power, shadow chancellor Ed Balls says,
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Unemployment and out-of-work benefits | Full Fact

Unemployment and out-of-work benefits | Full Fact | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate.
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Iain Duncan Smith's speech on welfare reform - full text - Spectator Blogs

Iain Duncan Smith's speech on welfare reform - full text - Spectator Blogs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Work and Pensions Secretary was speaking to the Centre for Social Justice this morning. Introduction It is a pleasure to be hosted today by the Centre for Social Justice…
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Are Tories Planning To Cut Tax Credits Because Iain Duncan Smith Thinks Parents Spend Them On Drugs?

Are Tories Planning To Cut Tax Credits Because Iain Duncan Smith Thinks Parents Spend Them On Drugs? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Are the Tories really planning to cut Tax Credits because Iain Duncan Smith thinks struggling families spend them on drugs? That's the astonishing claim made by the Daily Telegraph after focussing ...
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Treasury accused of resorting to 'dodgy statistics' to claim raise in living standards

Treasury accused of resorting to 'dodgy statistics' to claim raise in living standards | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Treasury ministers came under fire from economists today after they insisted that living standards were finally beginning to rise for the vast majority of workers.
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'Bedroom tax' and benefits cuts draining councils’ emergency funds

'Bedroom tax' and benefits cuts draining councils’ emergency funds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Councils have been hit by a dramatic increase in requests for emergency financial help from people struggling to make ends meet following the introduction of the “bedroom tax” and other cuts to benefits.
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Ed Balls promises 50p top tax rate would return under a Labour government

Ed Balls promises 50p top tax rate would return under a Labour government | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Shadow Chancellor said almost £10 billion more than expected was paid by high earners in the three years of the 50p top rate
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