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Carers' exemption from under-occupancy charge does not extend to more than one 'spare bedroom', ministers reveal
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April 2013 is D-day for literally millions of people who rely on welfare benefits or tax credits to help make ends meet. Next month, a whole raft of cuts and changes to the benefits system start t...
The most significant - and potentially most politically damaging - bodyswerve on the bedroom tax this week was slipped out without fanfare.
The latest warnings about increasing numbers of children slipping below the poverty line add to the pressure on George Osborne and his austerity measures.
Keith Cooper reports on the legal ruling that puts right-to-buy owners at financial risk but could prove 'good news' for housing associations
Councils have always had a big impact on psychological wellbeing. Now they must look to their residents and charities, argues Ed Davie
The old Marxist cliche has it that history repeats itself first as tragedy then as farce.
Ipsos/Mori survey results likely to raise further suspicion among Tory backbenchers that their chancellor is a political liability
Today The Sun issued a correction to a story about Gordon Brown. That might sound unremarkable, but it’s the 8th time a News International paper has issued a correction about Gordon Brown since October.
I wrote about the 'Tory revolution' this morning.
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EDIT: I've just been advised by Shadow Health Minister Andrew Gwynne that EDM 1104 has been replaced by a new EDM1188 - so new that it's not yet even up on the Parliament website. Signatories to ED...
MPs hear that organisations making "collaborative" bids to run closure-threatened Remploy factories are being refused access to key financial information
Peter Hain: We can steer Britain off the road to ruin – but emulating Tory austerity isn't the right way to do it
Tony Greenham: Why not convert a large, publicly owned bank into a network of local banks like those that operate successfully in Germany?
Social landlords are caught between the demands of the state, the market and the community. John Morris looks at how to balance these responsibilities
Data sharing offers opportunities for local authorities to understand communities and improve services – but only if they're open, argues Paul Scriven
New research reveals the economic contribution of the sector; the challenge now to recruit, train and retain staff, says Sharon Allen
Pair plunged into 'nightmare' after anonymous tipoff about treatment of daughter are awarded £2,000 damages in high court
Following on from my article I did on the pitfalls of returning to work too soon after injury I gent by the name of Gerry has kindly emailed me with his story on the same issue of returning to work...
I hate to be a party pooper but the revelation that Samantha Cameron had donned a red wig and entered the Downing Street kitchen to raise cash for Comic Relief with a bit of baking filled this colu...
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Bloody disgusting treatment of the poor and elderly..
This is a quickie because there isn't much time. I just received notification from fellow blogger Steve Walker that today is the deadline for submission of evidence and concerns to the House of Lor...