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PRS landlord to evict tenants on housing benefit | News | Inside Housing

PRS landlord to evict tenants on housing benefit | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A private rented sector landlord who owns 1,000 properties has sent eviction letters to every tenant who is receiving housing benefit.
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Phone Hacking Trial: hearing resumes tomorrow after seasonal break

Phone Hacking Trial: hearing resumes tomorrow after seasonal break | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Politics and discussion from the Heart of Wales (by Mike Sivier)
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What will 2014 bring for the NHS?

What will 2014 bring for the NHS? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
2013 was an annus horribilis for the health service, but this year offers an opportunity to prepare for the challenges ahead, says Chris Hopson
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George Osborne places the devil at the heart of our political liturgy

George Osborne places the devil at the heart of our political liturgy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Giles Fraser: First thoughts: For John Milton, the devil was a bad-boy hero standing up to God. To turn this into Osbornomics, for 'God' read 'state'
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It's cruel to deny cannabis to the terminally ill

It's cruel to deny cannabis to the terminally ill | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
John Kaye: Last year, NSW's minister for health rejected recommendations that cannabis should be decriminalised for those in pain at the end of their lives. But the fight isn't over yet
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Surgeons criticise postcode lottery in weight loss services

Surgeons criticise postcode lottery in weight loss services | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Intensive weight loss programmes, a prerequisitic for bariatric surgery, are not being commissioned in some areas, says RCS
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Humanity and dignity at the end of our lives

Humanity and dignity at the end of our lives | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Letters: The time is never right – until it is, and then it's too late for informed consent
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George Osborne says more cuts on way in 'year of hard truths'

George Osborne says more cuts on way in 'year of hard truths' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Chancellor says economy has a long way to go before full recovery, as David Cameron hints at housing benefit cuts
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Government cuts: Landlord Fergus Wilson to evict benefit families in favour of Eastern European migrants

Government cuts: Landlord Fergus Wilson to evict benefit families in favour of Eastern European migrants | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Landlord Fergus Wilson in Kent says government cuts have forced him to withdraw from taking on tenants on housing benefit
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The left is too silent on the clunking fist of state power

The left is too silent on the clunking fist of state power | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
John Harris: Government's role is vital, but an arrogant and centralised state is as big a problem as the out-of-control market
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UK manufacturing tipped for strongest growth in Europe

UK manufacturing tipped for strongest growth in Europe | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
EEF predicts sector will grow 2.7% this year, compared with 1.6% in Germany and 0.7% in France
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'We need HS2': Aslef boss Mick Whelan defies Labour by backing high-speed rail link

'We need HS2': Aslef boss Mick Whelan defies Labour by backing high-speed rail link | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ed Miliband and Ed Balls have been challenged by one of Labour’s most loyal union leaders to stop treating the proposed HS2 rail scheme as a “political football” and to give Labour’s unambiguous backing to the £42bn project.
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David Cameron plan to ban European migrants from claiming child benefit - Telegraph

David Cameron plan to ban European migrants from claiming child benefit  - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister suggests he could win a change in the EU’s governing treaties that would allow Britain to withhold welfare payments such as child benefit from workers of other European nations
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Row erupts over plans to destroy ancient woodland for homes | News | Inside Housing

Row erupts over plans to destroy ancient woodland for homes | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A row has broken out between the environment secretary and the green campaigners over plans to destroy ancient woodland to boost housing supply.
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Michael Gove highlights his own lies; Tony Robinson is right

Michael Gove highlights his own lies; Tony Robinson is right | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A new development has occurred in the story of Michael Gove's attempt to rewrite the history of World War One as a glorious display of "patriotism, honour and courage". This blog took Gove to task ...
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Vicky Pryce: We need legislation to get more women into top jobs

Vicky Pryce: We need legislation to get more women into top jobs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Everyone benefits from more women in senior roles, so why aren't more politicians taking gender equality seriously? Quotas may be the only way
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George Osborne warns Britain faces more cuts and austerity

George Osborne warns Britain faces more cuts and austerity | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Chancellor targets £25bn of savings in welfare budget, and says he will start with housing benefit for under-25s
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Older mothers placing more strain on midwives

Older mothers placing more strain on midwives | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Growing number of over-40s giving birth and rising maternal obesity adding to workload amid shortages, says royal college
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London gangs using children as drug mules as they seek to expand markets

London gangs using children as drug mules as they seek to expand markets | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Couriers as young as 11 sent into countryside, police warn, as analysts blame social housing policy for spreading problem
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Nigel Farage backs 'basic principle' of Enoch Powell's immigration warning

Nigel Farage backs 'basic principle' of Enoch Powell's immigration warning | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ukip leader says 'rivers of blood' speech warned about tension that can arise when there is large influx of people into an area
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'Year of hard truths', Osborne warns

'Year of hard truths', Osborne warns | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This year will be "the year of hard truths" with more "painful cuts" needed to help the economic recovery, the chancellor will warn later.
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It's a scandal drug trial results are still being withheld

It's a scandal drug trial results are still being withheld | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ben Goldacre: Doctors like me can't give an informed view on the benefits of any treatment, let alone Tamiflu, because drugs firms aren't publishing all the evidence
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Conservative party: low politics on the high wire

Conservative party: low politics on the high wire | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Editorial: By instinct, the prime minister is still in many respects a recognisably centrist patrician Tory. But he leads a party which has moved decisively to the right
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Barristers and solicitors walk out over cuts to legal aid fees

Barristers and solicitors walk out over cuts to legal aid fees | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Half-day protest – the first time barristers have withdrawn their labour – aims to force rethink of plan to cut fees by up to 30%
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Childcare reforms ‘will help richest families’, warn Government advisers

Childcare reforms ‘will help richest families’, warn Government advisers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ministers have been urged to rethink their plans to help families with the soaring cost of childcare because they will benefit couples with a joint annual income of up to £300,000 while reducing support for poorer people.
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