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Ashton-under-Lyne to create Universal Credit history » Central Government » 24dash.com

Ashton-under-Lyne to create Universal Credit history » Central Government » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester will create a small piece of history next month when its Jobcentre becomes the first in the country to accept claims for Universal Credit.
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Let the benefit changes begin - DWP releases April's welfare reform timetable » Housing » 24dash.com

Let the benefit changes begin - DWP releases April's welfare reform timetable » Housing » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Department for Works and Pensions has released a timetable for the Government's changes to the benefits system throughout April.
The changes are:
April 1 – Bedroom tax: Working-age tenants in the social sector will see cuts of up to 25 pe...
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9/14 hospitals investigated for high deaths DON'T have high mortality?

9/14 hospitals investigated for high deaths DON'T have high mortality? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
As you're likely to know if you're visting this blog, I've written extensively on 'Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios', or HSMRs, and the many weaknesses and potential for inaccuracy of a syste...
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Tory 'something-for-nothing' culture: The real reason the economy has bombed

Tory 'something-for-nothing' culture: The real reason the economy has bombed | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"We're going to end the 'something-for-nothing' culture." Sometimes a phrase stands out from everything else that's said around it, launches itself at your face and forces you to confront the enorm...
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Amazon defends its comparison of Iain Duncan Smith to a c*nt as 'light-hearted'

Amazon defends its comparison of Iain Duncan Smith to a c*nt as 'light-hearted' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire - probably) Amazon has sparked outrage by defending its comparison of Iain Duncan Smith to a c*nt on a Christmas card, arguing that although they were aware how offensive the Secretary of S...
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Where's the Benefit?: Government doesn't want to know what Welfare Reform will do to people

Where's the Benefit?: Government doesn't want to know what Welfare Reform will do to people | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The government has a duty to assess the impact of its benefit cuts

The government has a duty to assess the impact of its benefit cuts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled people are facing life-changing losses of benefit. Why is the government unable to assess what their impact will be? asks Claudia Wood
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Austerity Kills: The Deaths that Will Break Your Heart & Shame Our Government

Austerity Kills: The Deaths that Will Break Your Heart & Shame Our Government | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Ideological austerity is making Britain a crueller place.  In order to justify cutting social safety nets and civil liberties, the government must create a culture that makes such actions acceptabl...

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All in it together? Why the chancellor needs a map and a calculator | Left Foot Forward

All in it together? Why the chancellor needs a map and a calculator | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Despite some headline-grabbing measures, last week’s Budget was another chapter in a series of spending decisions that once again highlight how Treasury officials, economists, and the politicians they advise rarely look at how their decisions pan...
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Council tax changes will 'push more people into poverty' | Left Foot Forward

Council tax changes will 'push more people into poverty' | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The coalition's changes to council tax benefits will invariably push more people into poverty or deeper into poverty, according to a report out today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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Disability cuts come with a dehumanising rhetoric

Disability cuts come with a dehumanising rhetoric | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Frances Ryan: The cuts get personal: 'Skiver v striver' is the idea that the attack on disabled people is based on. It's an entirely false dichotomy
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Poorest 'face council tax rise'

Poorest 'face council tax rise' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than two million of the poorest households in England will pay more council tax from next week, according to an anti-poverty think tank.
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Report: bedroom tax will fail to solve overcrowding and will increase benefits bill » Central Government » 24dash.com

Report: bedroom tax will fail to solve overcrowding and will increase benefits bill » Central Government » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The bedroom tax will not solve the problem of overcrowding and may even end up costing taxpayers more, a new report has revealed.
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30 million Brits suffering financial insecurity » Communities » 24dash.com

30 million Brits suffering financial insecurity » Communities » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Over 30 million Brits - almost half the population - are suffering some degree of financial insecurity, a new study has revealed.
The Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE) research project's first report - ‘The Impoverishment of the UK’ - f...
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Universal Credit: Hardly universal, and no credit to anybody

Universal Credit: Hardly universal, and no credit to anybody | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, a Job Centre somewhere in Mid Wales was graced by the presence of Yr Obdt Srvt, the author of this column. It's true; I'm a real human being and I receive certain state benefits....
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Conspiracy Theories Are Power's Best Friend, We Don't Need Them

Conspiracy Theories Are Power's Best Friend, We Don't Need Them | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There is no better friend of the rich and powerful than ideologies which at best mystify and confuse whilst at worst can be used as a weapon to attack the marginalised. From the Iranian theocracy t...
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Benefit Scrounging Scum: Deputy Speaker's Internship - Day 2

Benefit Scrounging Scum: Deputy Speaker's Internship - Day 2 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Able Interview – Atos Origin’s Nick Barry

Able Interview – Atos Origin’s Nick Barry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nick Barry holds responsibility for the management of PIP assessments for Atos Origin. Atos have built a reputation as an IT services company. Why are they involved with PIP?
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Girl, 14, raped by two men on Glasgow bus

Girl, 14, raped by two men on Glasgow bus | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Strathclyde police are appealing for those passengers who witnessed the crime to come forward to help the investigation
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'Plebgate' file passed to prosecutors contains no evidence that police lied

'Plebgate' file passed to prosecutors contains no evidence that police lied | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Investigation of alleged media leak about Andrew Mitchell's dispute with police does not show conspiracy to frame chief whip
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Amazon's fees hike for third-party traders provokes fury

Amazon's fees hike for third-party traders provokes fury | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
'Marketplace' traders in UK and major European markets to be hit by fee hikes of up to 70% after Easter, following similar rises in US
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Benefit cuts: Monday will be the day that defines this government

Benefit cuts: Monday will be the day that defines this government | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Those on low incomes, after all the vicious talk dismissing them as cheats and idlers, will be hit by an avalanche of cuts
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Universal Credit pilots scaled back

Universal Credit pilots scaled back | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government is to scale back some of its plans to test a radical new reform to the welfare system.
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