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Concern as 50% of people seeking homeless help from councils turned away » Housing » 24dash.com

Concern as 50% of people seeking homeless help from councils turned away » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Homeless Link has welcomed a halt to the rising number of people seeking help from councils but raises concerns about the options available to those who are turned away.
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Lee Rigby murder suspect: 'I killed the soldier humanely' | UK | News | Daily Express

Lee Rigby murder suspect: 'I killed the soldier humanely' | UK | News | Daily Express | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
ONE of the men accused of hacking Drummer Lee Rigby to death has claimed the soldier was killed “humanely”, a court was told yesterday.
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Veteran loses his jobseekers benefits for selling poppies | UK | News | Daily Express

Veteran loses his jobseekers benefits for selling poppies | UK | News | Daily Express | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A VETERAN soldier has lost his jobseeker’s allowance – because he was selling poppies instead of “actively seeking work”.
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I've worked at McDonald's for 5 years and have 4 kids. Any questions for me?

I've worked at McDonald's for 5 years and have 4 kids. Any questions for me? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Laurentina: I am striking today for better wages for my family and others like me. Most raises we get at McDonald's are only 5 or 10 cents
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Government "holds its nerve" on austerity: Dad heads to the food bank

Government "holds its nerve" on austerity: Dad heads to the food bank | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
When politicians talk about supporting "hard-working families" and "family values", they're  inferring that anyone not in paid work or no longer in a  marriage is a lesser being - definitely not qu...
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Will George win the battle of the opinion polls?

Will George win the battle of the opinion polls? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Yes, I know it's the Guardian, but this is interesting



This was an autumn statement for the south east.
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What could go wrong for George? Quite a lot if truth be told

George Osborne looked remarkably smug after his autumn statement.
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Osborne Announces Cuts That Take the UK Economy Back to 1948

Osborne Announces Cuts That Take the UK Economy Back to 1948 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Under Coalition plans, “day to day spending on public services… (will be at) It’s smallest share of national income since 1948”.  George Osborne’s 2013 Autumn Statement on spending plans for the UK...
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Osborne Announces Cuts That Take the UK Economy Back to 1948

Osborne Announces Cuts That Take the UK Economy Back to 1948 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Under Coalition plans, “day to day spending on public services… (will be at) It’s smallest share of national income since 1948”.  George Osborne’s 2013 Autumn Statement on spending plans for the UK...
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Universal Credit: a good day for IDS to bury bad news | Left Foot Forward

Universal Credit: a good day for IDS to bury bad news | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It was reported today that Duncan Smith's flagship Universal Credit programme may not be complete by 2017 as originally planned.
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Autumn statement: winners and losers | Left Foot Forward

Autumn statement: winners and losers | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The distributional impact of today's Autumn Statement as broken down by HMRC.
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: The Autumn Statement in 2 Sentences

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: The Autumn Statement in 2 Sentences | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Storm batters the UK as 9,000 homes evacuated | News | Inside Housing

Homes in Norfolk and along the east coast have been evacuated, as a tidal surge hit towns along coastline through the night.
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'Britain's economy on the move again', vows George Osborne | UK | News | Daily Express

'Britain's economy on the move again', vows George Osborne | UK | News | Daily Express | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
CHANCELLOR George Osborne hailed Britain’s surging recovery yesterday while warning that “the job isn’t done”.
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Day 5: Online Action on workfare and sanctions - the finale

Day 5: Online Action on workfare and sanctions - the finale | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
From Boycott Workfare The week of action has seen a very loud noise demo at the workfare industry’s annual conference, hijacking its hashtag and actions in Cardiff, Wrexham, and even one in Germany...
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Osborne's autumn statement was a study in pessimism. Who will offer hope?

Osborne's autumn statement was a study in pessimism. Who will offer hope? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: As Britain gets richer, the Tories motor on with their cuts agenda. We can afford a brighter future and Labour should say so
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Call to halt fitness-for-work test for disabled people as court upholds ruling

Call to halt fitness-for-work test for disabled people as court upholds ruling | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Work capability assessment disadvantages people with learning difficulties, mental health problems and autism, finds court of appeal
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Has the 2013 autumn statement boosted the government's election prospects?

Has the 2013 autumn statement boosted the government's election prospects? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Chancellor freezes fuel duty, cuts jobs taxes for youngest workers and gives handout to struggling retailers
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Government "holds its nerve" on austerity: Dad heads to the food bank

Government "holds its nerve" on austerity: Dad heads to the food bank | 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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South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies

South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president who led the peaceful transition from white-only rule, has died aged 95, after a long illness.
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AS2013: Borrowing caps to be raised among package of housing measures | News | Inside Housing

Council borrowing caps will be lifted by £300 million to fund the building of 10,000 new homes, the Chancellor announced today.
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Osborne thinks budget discipline is Labour's biggest weakness. He's not wrong

Osborne thinks budget discipline is Labour's biggest weakness. He's not wrong | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Both Miliband and Balls know they need to do more if people are going to be persuaded to put them in charge of public money.
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Phone Hacking Trial: Police investigate Army officer over £4,000 picture of Prince William in The Sun - Martin Hickman

Phone Hacking Trial: Police investigate Army officer over £4,000 picture of Prince William in The Sun - Martin Hickman | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Day 25: Detectives are carrying out a live investigation into whether a senior Army officer leaked a photograph of Prince William in a bikini to the Sun, the phone hacking trial heard today. An ema...
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