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UK warned over benefit restrictions - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

UK warned over benefit restrictions - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A senior European Union official will step up his criticism of the UK's stance on immigration, accusing politicians of "pandering" to xenophobia.
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Prof Dame Sue Bailey on child depression: Our kids wouldn't need NHS treatment if we had better prevention procedures in place

Prof Dame Sue Bailey on child depression: Our kids wouldn't need NHS treatment if we had better prevention procedures in place | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
President of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists Dame Sue Bailey says we urgently need to help children respect each other and become more resilient
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Punishing Poverty: A review of benefits sanctions and their impacts on clients and claimants

Punishing Poverty: A review of benefits sanctions and their impacts on clients and claimants | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Benefits sanctions are financial penalties that are given to people who are deemed to have not met the conditions for claiming benefits. The social security system has always been based on people m...
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Iain Duncan Smith gives ‘I’ll personally Taser the bedridden’ promise

Iain Duncan Smith gives ‘I’ll personally Taser the bedridden’ promise | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Workers who are sick and off work for more than four weeks will soon get  government sanctioned advice, to help them get back to the workplace. The Health and Work Service's default advice will be ...
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EU to force Britons to publish details of wills and property - Telegraph

EU to force Britons to publish details of wills and property - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A bill being debated in Brussels would force UK citizens to disclose 'reams' of private, financial information on a public register
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Child depression: Scandal of our ill kids as thousands of under-10s are treated for mental health problems

Child depression: Scandal of our ill kids as thousands of under-10s are treated for mental health problems | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tormented by bullies, under ­pressure to fit in and bombarded with school assessments, many children today find themselves struggling to cope
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It’s time the rest of the country was given the attention by London that it deserves

I lived in London for 22 years. I only intended to stay for three when I arrived, but then things happened and my departure wax delayed.

I am, however, glad I left. I do not regret my London years. But London is, it's quite fair to say, unlike anywhere else, and...
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Londoners can't afford to cook food bank hand-outs as energy bills soar » Environment » 24dash.com

Londoners can't afford to cook food bank hand-outs as energy bills soar » Environment » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An astonishing 68% of Londoners have cut back on heating their homes in the wake of big energy price hikes, a survey has revealed.
Shockingly, the study found that some people who have received food from food banks have had to return it - because th...
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Food for thought | Analysis | Inside Housing

Food for thought | Analysis | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This man is homeless and hungry so should organisations be allowed to give him food on the streets? Heather Spurr examines a debate which is once again under the spotlight
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MPs call for action to keep more women in politics - Telegraph

MPs call for action to keep more women in politics - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mary Macleod's all party group on women in Parliament will launch inquiry to examine why so many are put off, after four female Tory MPs announced they were standing down
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Student visa tests suspended over fraud claims

Student visa tests suspended over fraud claims | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Panorama investigation finds cheating in government-approved exams and thriving market in false papers
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UK pensioners thrive while working families and young suffer, report finds

UK pensioners thrive while working families and young suffer, report finds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Study reveals income rise of 18% for elderly since 2002 but up to 22% fall for young people
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State pension service could be privatised under DWP plans

State pension service could be privatised under DWP plans | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Department for Work and Pensions considers privatisation as part of search for savings as budget shrinks by a third
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Rough sleepers risking lives in bins » Health » 24dash.com

Rough sleepers risking lives in bins » Health » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Rough sleepers are putting their lives at risk by seeking shelter in waste and recycling bins, a new report has warned.
Published today, the study gives a clear idea of how many people are found sleeping in waste containers each year - and how 16% o...
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Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu pleads with firms: Pay the living wage to workers

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu pleads with firms: Pay the living wage to workers | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A commission chaired by Dr Sentamu warned that spiralling living costs and stagnating wages were creating a “double squeeze” on the lowest paid
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Franco-Italian rugby rivalry but Robin Hood Tax agreement | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Franco-Italian rugby rivalry but Robin Hood Tax agreement | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As the French and Italian rugby teams take to the pitch this afternoon for some blue on blue action ('les bleus' versus 'gli azzurri'), French President
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Let's support people who stand up against bad government

Let's support people who stand up against bad government | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A refreshing change seems to be sweeping through local news media here in the UK, with stories starting to appear about people who are fighting unjust behaviour by the government. The rest of us sh...
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Judicial Review Concessions, Gay Olympic Controversy, and Defamation in Europe - the Human Rights Roundup

Judicial Review Concessions, Gay Olympic Controversy, and Defamation in Europe - the Human Rights Roundup | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular sporting extravaganza of human rights news and views. The full list of links can be found here.  You can find previous roundups here. Links...
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You shall not miss your hospital appointment – says the Taxpayers’ Alliance

The Taxpayers' Alliance is absurd. Everyone but the Mail and Express knows that. Their latest book of government waste does, however, take some beating.

Amongst the £120 billion of waste they say government is responsible for and which could be saved is £14 billion of tax evasion.

Hang on guys! Don't you...
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Exclusive: Children ‘need lessons in how to concentrate’ because of impact of social media

Exclusive: Children ‘need lessons in how to concentrate’ because of impact of social media | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Children should be taught “attentiveness” skills to help combat the influence of social media, the shadow Education Secretary has said.
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Waste workers confirm homeless people are sheltering in bins | News | Inside Housing

Waste workers confirm homeless people are sheltering in bins | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A major survey of waste professionals has found rough sleepers are seeking shelter in bins to escape cold weather.
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It is a disgrace that there are so few women Conservative ministers. But that they are all white is even more so

It is a disgrace that there are so few women Conservative ministers. But that they are all white is even more so | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
At the Conservative party conference in 2012, I was having breakfast alone, when a Tory backer from Oxfordshire joined me. He reads this column though it often makes him spitting mad. Even so, I found him genial and open-minded for a landed gent from the shires. He asked: “Yasmin, do you reject this party because you’re a woman, ethnic minority, or a Muslim?” My vote, for him, was inextricably bonded to identity not to political belief. So 20th century. But at least he was genuinely interested. Most of his other tribe members still behave as if the world belongs, by divine right, to pompous, backward, white men.
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Mehdi's Morning Memo: Smith Vs Pickles

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Smith Vs Pickles | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 10 February 2014... 1) SMITH VS PICKLES
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Snowden used simple technology to mine NSA computer networks

Snowden used simple technology to mine NSA computer networks | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Whistleblower’s use of ‘webcrawler’ software raises new doubts about failure to detect his activities
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Why aren't middle-aged women the face of angry protest?

Why aren't middle-aged women the face of angry protest? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Melissa Benn: Women over 50 face deep injustices, yet tend to stay silent in public. Let's hijack the news cycle with an act of wit and daring
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