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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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Strong US growth robs Osborne of his favourite boast

Strong US growth robs Osborne of his favourite boast | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Minutes after the Chancellor declared that the UK was growing "faster even than America", US growth was revised up.
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Duncan Smith tries to bury more bad news on Universal Credit

Duncan Smith tries to bury more bad news on Universal Credit | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
On the day of George Osborne's Autumn Statement, the Work and Pensions Secretary finally admits that he will miss his Universal Credit deadline of 2017.
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Government loses appeal against Work Capability Assessment ruling (#atos #wca #dwp)

Government loses appeal against Work Capability Assessment ruling (#atos #wca #dwp) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The following is a press release from the Public Law Project concerning a judgement made by the Court of Appeal yesterday (4th December 2013) in which the government lost its appeal against a decis...
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Defining features of Fascism and Authoritarianism

Defining features of Fascism and Authoritarianism | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I am a critical (Marxist) Phenomenologist when it comes to defining our “social reality". Experience is “evidence”.  Existence is fact, which precedes essence. Max Weber’s principle of Verstehen  i...
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DWP allows £45 million LHA increase | News | Inside Housing

DWP allows £45 million LHA increase | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Work and Pensions has committed £45 million to allow housing benefit for private tenants to rise in certain areas.
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Cancer Survival Rates Are 'Truly Depressing'

Cancer Survival Rates Are 'Truly Depressing' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Results from a major study show that Britain and Ireland have below-average survival rates for nine out of 10 common cancers.
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Autumn Statement: Longer Wait For Pensions

Autumn Statement: Longer Wait For Pensions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
People now in their forties will have to wait until they are 68 to receive the state pension, George Osborne will announce.
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Childhood problems don't end at 16 for those in foster care

Childhood problems don't end at 16 for those in foster care | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Richard Seymour: Letting people stay with foster carers until they're 21 seems sensible – but what about the path to real independence?
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Suppressed report: welfare reform link to homelessness and food bank use

Suppressed report: welfare reform link to homelessness and food bank use | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A Tory council has withdrawn its own official report linking welfare cuts to a range of social problems from food poverty to violent crime.
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Benefit cuts independent living threat says report | Disability Rights UK

Benefit cuts independent living threat says report | Disability Rights UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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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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The Treasury has a point on living standards — but it ignores the role of inequality

The Treasury has a point on living standards — but it ignores the role of inequality | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Inequality is a more important explanation than rising employer costs for why the wages of the typical worker have fallen behind GDP.
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210,000 Pensioners Face Last Year's Vicious Autumn Statement Cut

210,000 Pensioners Face Last Year's Vicious Autumn Statement Cut | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The newspapers have been predicting that George Osborne is expected to raise the pension age to 69 in his Autumn statement today.  The cut he made last year to the incomes of some of the poorest pe...
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Mehdi's Morning Memo: Autumn Statement Day

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Autumn Statement Day | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The five things you need to know on Thursday 5 September... 1) AUTUMN STATEMENT DAY
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Change to legislation may put tenants in danger, sector warns | News | Inside Housing

A council tenant murdered after trying to gather evidence of his neighbour’s anti-social behaviour demonstrates the ‘danger’ posed by a controversial proposed amendment to ASB legislation.
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First affordable homes guarantee deal expected | News | Inside Housing

Housing minister Kris Hopkins is expected to announce the first deal under a £3.5 billion government guarantee scheme to lower the cost of development finance. 
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“Child Taken from Womb by Social Services” – What is going on?

“Child Taken from Womb by Social Services” – What is going on? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Last weekend, the Telegraph led with the story ‘Operate on this mother so we can take her baby’ – the case of a mother given a forced caesarean section whilst sedated and her child put into care.  ...
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Blockbuster To Shut With 1,200 Job Losses

Blockbuster To Shut With 1,200 Job Losses | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
No buyer is found for the retail chain leaving administrators to plan its demise, according to Sky sources.
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Clegg's Kitchens: Extra Cash For School Meals

Clegg's Kitchens: Extra Cash For School Meals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An extra £150m has been found to pay for school kitchens to deliver Nick Clegg's free school meals pledge.
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Want to see the #Kent County Council report on impact… « TwileShare

Want to see the #Kent County Council report on impact… « TwileShare | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Want to see the #Kent County Council report on impact of welfare reforms which has been withdrawn? Here it is.
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