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36 councils call on government to abolish bedroom tax » Local Government » 24dash.com

36 councils call on government to abolish bedroom tax » Local Government » 24dash.com | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Councillors representing 36 local authorities have urged the government to abolish its controversial bedroom tax policy.
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Scotland would keep UK welfare system for five years after split, say experts

Scotland would keep UK welfare system for five years after split, say experts | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Independent Scotland would be heavily dependent on UK system until at least 2019, advisory group concludes
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Who will Labour's 2016 London mayoral candidate be?

Who will Labour's 2016 London mayoral candidate be? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Lammy, Sadiq Khan, Diane Abbott and the other runners and riders.
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Some Fundamentals

Some Fundamentals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some Fundamentals by julijuxtaposed First posted on June 5, 2013   I don’t hold much truck with orthodox religion but I support the right of those who do to practise their devotion in so far as it ...
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Mid-Staffordshire: Why the police investigation must not target powerless NHS workers | Left Foot Forward

Mid-Staffordshire: Why the police investigation must not target powerless NHS workers | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour was in government during the period in which the Mid–Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust presided over the abuse and neglect of thousands of patients, leading to many deaths.
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Carers face growing financial hardship

Carers face growing financial hardship | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One in three 'sandwich carers' looking after young and old struggle to cope, says Money Advice Service
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The truth about Richard Branson's Virgin Rail profits

The truth about Richard Branson's Virgin Rail profits | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Aditya Chakrabortty: I once called Richard Branson a carpetbagger.
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Carers let down by lack of support | News | Age UK

Carers let down by lack of support | News | Age UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The shocking lack of support offered to carers has been exposed by new research into social care across Britain.
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Council fined for housing family in B&B for weeks | News | Inside Housing

Council fined for housing family in B&B for weeks | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A council was told to pay nearly £4,000 for placing a woman and her four children in a one-bedroom bed and breakfast for more than four months.
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The Traditional Family Is Irrelevant Because It Doesn't Exist

The Traditional Family Is Irrelevant Because It Doesn't Exist | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
What hasn't been discussed though, probably partly because it seems so obvious, is the social structure that is a family.
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'It will create an underclass': Government lawyers warn Justice Secretary Chris Grayling over proposed 'unconscionable' changes to legal aid

'It will create an underclass': Government lawyers warn Justice Secretary Chris Grayling over proposed 'unconscionable' changes to legal aid | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government’s own lawyers have condemned its proposed changes to legal aid as “unconscionable”, warning the Attorney General that the reforms will “create an underclass” in Britain with no access to justice.
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Factcheck: Are UK greenhouse gas emissions on the rise? | Full Fact

Factcheck: Are UK greenhouse gas emissions on the rise? | Full Fact | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate.
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Forget the Thrills, Every Job Seeker Needs to Be a Skill-Seeker

Forget the Thrills, Every Job Seeker Needs to Be a Skill-Seeker | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
One of the perks of growing up, but also one of the biggest challenges, is making decisions about the future. Deciding what kind of job you want, whether you want to finish school or whether you want to go to university are huge choices to make.
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The next stage of the bedroom tax: families threatened with eviction

The next stage of the bedroom tax: families threatened with eviction | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The possible damning effects of the bedroom tax are now becoming reality, and as Frances Ryan finds, people are struggling with arrears and trying desperately to hold off eviction.
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Catch-22 for PIP-claiming taxpayers, while giant corporations pay no taxes at all

Catch-22 for PIP-claiming taxpayers, while giant corporations pay no taxes at all | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
“Unum Provident is an outlaw company. It is a company that has operated in an illegal fashion for years.” - California Department of Insurance Commissioner, John Garamendi, 2005. Is there really a ...
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David Cameron: The Good European

David Cameron: The Good European | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The PM sees the EU as part of the solution, not the problem for the UK economy - a brave position to take as leader of today's Tory party.
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Anne McGuire: Everyone Counts, Everyone Matters

Anne McGuire: Everyone Counts, Everyone Matters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Thursday 6th June 2013 By Anne McGuire MP, Shadow Minister for Disabled People Governments love “strategies”. However, they not only have to develop them, but also ensure that they are delivered. I...
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What are the hardest job interview questions?

What are the hardest job interview questions? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Would you rather fight a horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses? We look at job interview questions, from tricky to wacky – and want your examples too
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Child sex abuse victims' vulnerability must not be barrier to justice, says DPP

Child sex abuse victims' vulnerability must not be barrier to justice, says DPP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Keir Starmer QC unveils new guidelines for handling abuse after series of high-profile grooming cases
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Riot Police Line London's West End Amid G8 Protests

Riot Police Line London's West End Amid G8 Protests | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Riot vans and a strong police presence were deployed in London today amid demonstrations ahead of the G8 conference.
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CLG hand over emails in Shapps statistics row | News | Inside Housing

CLG hand over emails in Shapps statistics row | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A government department spent more than nine months fighting demands to release emails dealing with allegations that former housing minister Grant Shapps had misused housing statistics in several statements.
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Disagree With An Atos Decision? Then Starve Says DWP

Disagree With An Atos Decision? Then Starve Says DWP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The DWP have laid a vicious benefit trap which will mean severely sick and disabled people will have no legal entitlement to benefit at all if they choose to appeal an assessment by the notorious I...
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Proposal to retain welfare set-up

Proposal to retain welfare set-up | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A welfare working group is to recommend Scotland shares the administration of pensions and benefits with the rest of the UK in the event of independence.
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Can you help #Atos whistleblower, Dr Greg Wood, in his call for 'case-studies'? #disability #ukmh

Can you help #Atos whistleblower, Dr Greg Wood, in his call for 'case-studies'? #disability #ukmh | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
http://worktestwhistleblower.blogspot.co.uk/
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Tim Yeo Steps Down From Commons Committee

Tim Yeo Steps Down From Commons Committee | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tory MP Tim Yeo is to stand down as chairman of an influential Commons committee while he faces investigation into claims he used his position to help business clients.
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