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Councils snub gold standard scheme | News | Inside Housing

Councils snub gold standard scheme | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Just one council has undertaken the first stage of a 10-step flagship government scheme to tackle homelessness, eight months after its launch.
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Leveson: Britain's press needs to learn humility – I should know

Leveson: Britain's press needs to learn humility – I should know | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Yelland: As a former Sun editor, I know newspapers are dictatorships. Their hysterical reaction to Leveson proves it
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Boris Johnson's philosophy isn't just elitist – it's sinister

Boris Johnson's philosophy isn't just elitist – it's sinister | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: London's mayor opened his mouth and wrote off a whole swath of the populace. Yet he's just spelling out the ideology of the ruling class
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Conservatives and the cult of home-ownership - FT.com

Conservatives and the cult of home-ownership - FT.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Is the world governed by material interest or the force of ideas? Karl Marx believed it was material interest in the form of class conflict – the latter driven by the state of technology.
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Energy's big six: the more we learn, the worse they look

Energy's big six: the more we learn, the worse they look | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Cutting the 'green crap' from energy bills is a damaging electoral sweetener – the signs are voters will not be fooled
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Britain accused of going soft on rights to woo China - FT.com

Britain has been accused of softening its stance on human rights in China to attract foreign investment, despite doubts over the credibility of some of the groups who have offered to fund big projects.
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Alliance Boots under pressure on tax bill - FT.com

Alliance Boots under pressure on tax bill - FT.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Alliance Boots, which owns one of the UK’s oldest and most trusted high street brands, has come under fresh pressure from campaigners over how much tax it pays.
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The solution to big company’s massive cash hoards is higher wages and taxes, not investment

The solution to big company’s massive cash hoards is higher wages and taxes, not investment | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Dominic Rossi, the global chief investment officer for equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, has argued in the FT that:
Over the past decade the distribution of wealth has increasingly favoured capital over labour.

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Funding for Lending: A Big & Important Change | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Funding for Lending: A Big & Important Change | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Bank of England is amending the Funding for Lending Scheme from next year so banks will no longer be able to access cheap finance for mortgage borrowing.
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Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Michael Douglas to play Boris Johnson in new film

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Michael Douglas to play Boris Johnson in new film | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire?) Movie Legend Michael Douglas is to reprise his Oscar-winning role as the ruthless London Mayor “Boris Johnson” in a new film to be released next year. Edward Pressman, the producer of the...
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Home - pressure cushions

Home - pressure cushions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Airospring is the revolutionary cushion everyone is talking about. It distributes pressure evenly, dissipates heat and helps skin tone through hydration.
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EU procurement rules could herald a significant change to public services

Emerging EU procurement rules could herald a significant change to how public services are procured and delivered, writes the Head of Policy at Social Enterprise UK.
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Mehdi's Morning Memo: Greed Is Good, Says Boris

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Greed Is Good, Says Boris | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The five things you need to know on Thursday 28 November 2013... 1) GREED IS GOOD, SAYS BORIS
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Councils may be asked to return HRA cash | News | Inside Housing

Councils may be asked to return HRA cash | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cash-strapped councils that topped up their ailing general funds with millions of pounds of rent money could be forced to return the cash, the housing minister has warned.
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Why the assault on cigarette packets? They already look like props in a horror movie

Why the assault on cigarette packets? They already look like props in a horror movie | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Simon Jenkins: I hate smoking. But I also hate being told by the government how to look after my body. Cameron should leave smokers alone
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There is no link between porn and sex crime | The Times

Rape and violence are about power and the male nature. Moral panic about legal images is pointless
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China has thrown down a gauntlet to America - FT.com

China has thrown down a gauntlet to America - FT.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
At first glance, Beijing’s designation of an air defence zone in the East China Sea marks a calibrated escalation of its longstanding dispute with Japan about sovereignty of the Senkaku or, in Chinese, Diaoyu islands.
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Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Malta sign up to fight tax evasion - FT.com

Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Malta sign up to fight tax evasion - FT.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Malta have agreed to share tax information automatically with Britain, in the latest sign of the crackdown on international tax evasion.
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UK government rules out U-turn on alcohol pricing - FT.com

Downing Street said it has no plans to revive alcohol minimum pricing despite its surprise decision to press ahead with plain cigarette packets.
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War on Want land a blow on Alliance Boots

War on Want started a new campaign against the tax affairs of Alliance Boots yesterday, and have at least three articles on the issue in the FT this morning.
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The government rides to the rescue of the Big Six on the backs of the fuel poor

The government rides to the rescue of the Big Six on the backs of the fuel poor | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The planned cuts to the Energy Company Obligation will undermine the fight against fuel poverty.
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Roll-Call of the Poor and Disabled, Killed by the Government's Policies

Roll-Call of the Poor and Disabled, Killed by the Government's Policies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A day or so ago I reblogged the video Still Oaks had made on the people, who tragically committed suicide due to the government's welfare policies. Many were disabled people, who had been declared ...
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UKIP Cllr who called care children 'takers' got state grants for his own children

UKIP Cllr who called care children 'takers' got state grants for his own children | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the UKIP!) A UKIP councillor in Cambridgeshire who accused 3 children in care of being "takers from society" - to their faces - received state grants for 8 of his own 10 children...
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Terror Suspects Branded 'Idiots' In Court

Terror Suspects Branded 'Idiots' In Court | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Two men who were branded "idiots not terrorists" have been cleared of threatening to blow up a plane. A judge ruled Tayyab Subhani, 30, and Mohammed Safdar, 42, had no case to answer.
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Information Commissioner rules on the cover-up of DWP-related deaths

Information Commissioner rules on the cover-up of DWP-related deaths | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Long-term readers will know that the author of this blog has spent the last few months trying to get officials at the Department for Work and Pensions to release mortality statistics for people und...
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