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Met Office - January wettest month for Nick Clegg since records began

Met Office - January wettest month for Nick Clegg since records began | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire?) According to new figures released by the Met Office, in January large parts of the UK public endured the wettest month by Nick Clegg since records began. A large area of the country from ...
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Look what this man did to find a job - and he was still sanctioned by the Job Centre

Look what  this man did to find a job - and he was still sanctioned by the Job Centre | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UK today!) What do unemployed people have to do these days to prove to Job Centre staff that they really are looking for work and avoid being sanctioned? Stand on a street co...
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Living standards are still 'dramatically' down, warns think tank

Living standards are still 'dramatically' down, warns think tank | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
LIVING standards are unlikely to have recovered to their pre-crash levels by the time of next year's general election, a leading economic think tank has warned.
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Judge orders mentally ill woman to have forced caesarean - Telegraph

Judge orders mentally ill woman to have forced caesarean  - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A mentally ill woman has had a baby after a judge ordered her to undergo a caesarean section in order to “keep her alive”
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If his 2015 manifesto is going to feature a load of pledges he can’t stick to, shouldn’t Nick Clegg at least have some fun with it?

If his 2015 manifesto is going to feature a load of pledges he can’t stick to, shouldn’t Nick Clegg at least have some fun with it? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats have announced promises for the next election, starting with a mansion tax and pensions, but as no one can possibly believe them after last time, they might as well have a laugh, with policies such as the abolition of gravity and replacing buses with pterodactyls.
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A Moral Case for Higher Taxes

A Moral Case for Higher Taxes | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jobs will be lost because bosses have to pay a bit more tax? How does that work? They're going to shut down factories, lay off staff, because they have to pay a bit more income tax? I don't think so.Investors will tear up their business plans because they feel sorry for UK chief executives with fewer pounds in their pockets? Why on earth would they? It simply makes no sense.
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Iain Duncan Smith says Council of Europe's criticism of UK benefits system is ‘lunacy’

Iain Duncan Smith says Council of Europe's criticism of UK benefits system is ‘lunacy’ | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The UK’s benefits and state pension are too low, the Council of Europe said yesterday – a claim that Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith dismissed as “lunacy”.
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Reception children to face compulsory tests from 2016

Reception children to face compulsory tests from 2016 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Four and five-year-olds to face basic literacy and reasoning tests within weeks of starting school
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Confusing policy & midwife shortages plague NHS maternity services

There is confusion around the Department of Health’s policy for maternity services, a “worrying” shortage of midwives and a reduction in care quality at weekends, a group of MPs warn.
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Bedroom tax protester changes name to Axe The Tax after being taken to court for rent arrears

Bedroom tax protester changes name to Axe The Tax after being taken to court for rent arrears | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
River Att, from Hulme, changed his name to River Axe The Tax in protest at the Government policy.
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Jury service age limit should be raised to 75, ministers to say

Jury service age limit should be raised to 75, ministers to say | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Justice secretary Chris Grayling to propose law change to reflect society and harness experience of older people
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Council criticised by ombudsman over homelessness applications | News | Inside Housing

Hull Council is reviewing the way it deals with homelessness applications following a critical Local Government Ombudsman report.
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Churches urged to speak out on need for affordable housing | News | Inside Housing

Churches urged to speak out on need for affordable housing | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Homelessness charity Housing Justice has called on churches to speak out about the national shortage of affordable housing.
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Benefits blow for Wolverhampton billboard jobseeker

Benefits blow for Wolverhampton billboard jobseeker | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Paul Hyde thought standing at the side of the road with a home-made sign, advertising himself for work would show just how much he wanted a job.
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The Chilling Truth About Universal Credit: Bosses To Be The Gate-Keepers Of Benefits

The Chilling Truth About Universal Credit: Bosses To Be The Gate-Keepers Of Benefits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Employers failing to provide tax information on time or going out of business could lead to vital in-work benefits going unpaid Lord Fraud confirmed in a speech this week. When Universal Credit is ...
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Cumberland Infirmary: a failing hospital?

Cumberland Infirmary: a failing hospital? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have been thinking about Cumberland Infirmary's plan to meet national health standards set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), after inspection had found us wanting in several areas. The CQC in...
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Scale of NHS financial crisis revealed amid looming staff cuts - Telegraph

Scale of NHS financial crisis revealed amid looming staff cuts - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Exclusive: NHS hospitals are facing widespread financial problems, and staff cuts, on a level not seen in recent years
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Exploding the Myths Around Benefit Levels and the European Committee of Social Rights

Wednesday saw Iain Duncan Smith expressing outrage about the findings of the European Committee of Social Rights on the UK's recent report to that body... So what is the all the fuss about? Who is this Committee that has raised the hackles of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions?
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Disabled People and Direct Payments: a UK comparative Study » Centre for Disability Studies

Disabled People and Direct Payments: a UK comparative Study » Centre for Disability Studies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Charlotte Walker: 'If you cut mental health funds, you must cut services'

Charlotte Walker: 'If you cut mental health funds, you must cut services' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mary O'Hara: Charlotte Walker, aka the Bipolar Blogger, on why the government's good intentions on mental health aren't enough
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Benefit scandal as most families get more out than they pay in tax | UK | News | Daily Express

Benefit scandal as most families get more out than they pay in tax | UK | News | Daily Express | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE full extent of welfare dependency in Britain was revealed yesterday by figures showing most households get more in benefits than they pay out in tax.
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Youth homelessness rise a ‘recession hangover’

Despite some signs that the economy is back on its feet, the number of young adults aged 17-24 living on the streets has increased by 57 per cent since 2008 and is yet to reverse.
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Bedroom Tax protester changes name to Axe the Tax

Bedroom Tax protester changes name to Axe the Tax | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
River Axe The Tax, 58, got in trouble for falling into arrears on his rent and wants his new name to be read out at future court appearances
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EU Referendum Bill killed off in the House of Lords | UK | News | Daily Express

EU Referendum Bill killed off in the House of Lords | UK | News | Daily Express | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The EU Referendum Bill, which would have put into law a 2017 referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union, has been killed off by the House of Lords.
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Payback time | Opinion | Inside Housing

Payback time | Opinion | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The bedroom tax loophole raises tough questions for councils, says Peter Barker
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