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Patients charged £40 for transport

Patients charged £40 for transport | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Elderly care home patients in South Devon are having to pay up to £40 for private taxis to hospital appointments following NHS Trust policy change.
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Michael Gove: A Paedophile's Unwitting Friend?

Michael Gove: A Paedophile's Unwitting Friend? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
With reports of a teacher kidnapping a 15-year-old girl still fresh in our minds, Michael Gove has said he doesn't want every incident of sexual abuse in schools to be reported to the appropriate a...
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Automatic information exchange begins at home

The G8 will talk about tax automatic information exchange today. And it will talk about disclosing the beneficial ownership of companies and trusts and I welcome both moves.
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Osborne's Housing Ponzi Scheme

Osborne's Housing Ponzi Scheme | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Stacy Herbert spoke to Professor Steve Keen while he was in London.  He officially declared George Osborne’s 'Help to Buy' scheme a PONZI, and one which should be more accurately named 'Help to sel...
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Why voluntary disclosure of beneficial ownership of companies is like asking criminals to leave their calling cards

Why voluntary disclosure of beneficial ownership of companies is like asking criminals to leave their calling cards | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I have already written of my concerns about Cameron's announcement on transparency, but I think those concerns still need further elaboration.
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Church leaders demand ministers apologise for "misrepresenting the poor"

Church leaders demand ministers apologise for "misrepresenting the poor" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
An alliance of 11 churches condemns Iain Duncan Smith and Grant Shapps for their misuse of benefit statistics.
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The Miliband McCluskey Love In And Why It Matters

The Miliband McCluskey Love In And Why It Matters | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
There has been some mild criticism of the piece posted earlier this week addressing Unite boss Len McCluskey's recent support of Ed Miliband's 'worklessness' diatribe. It may be uncomfortable for t...
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Don't Ask Me About Benefits I Don't Understand Them Admits Benefits Minister

Don't Ask Me About Benefits I Don't Understand Them Admits Benefits Minister | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A bit of extra information about Mark Hoban from The Void. Nothing we couldn't actually work out for ourselves, but it's good that it has been discovered, in black and white, in the 'mainstream' me...
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East Lothian to pay bedroom tax bills | News | Inside Housing

A Scottish housing association is paying the bedroom tax for some of its tenants.
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Tony Blair Denies Affair With Rupert Murdoch's Buttocks

Tony Blair Denies Affair With Rupert Murdoch's Buttocks | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire?) A spokesperson for Tony Blair has denied rumours that the former UK Prime Minister is having an affair with media mogul Rupert Murdoch's left buttock. When asked by a reporter from Busine...
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Immigration and the British economy: the awful truth is revealed – Telegraph Blogs

Immigration and the British economy: the awful truth is revealed – Telegraph Blogs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Immigrants: don’t you just love ‘em? They travel to Britain from far-flung lands, coming here to toil away in our shops and offices and homes, paying their taxes and generally making us all better off.
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No clear link between weather and fibromyalgia

No clear link between weather and fibromyalgia | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite common complaints that the weather can aggravate fibromyalgia symptoms, a new study finds little consistency in the type of weather conditions linked to worsening of...
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Osborne's Housing Ponzi Scheme

Let's give George Osborne's 'Help to Buy' scheme another kicking: Think Left here takes the opportunity to analyse it, coming up with the inescapable conclusion that it's a Ponzi scheme or - as rea...
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REFORM: The 'independent' Think Tank that wants us to think its a charity that drives the thinking behind NHS privatisation - backed by over THIRTY multinational corporations.

REFORM: The 'independent' Think Tank that wants us to think its a charity that drives the thinking behind NHS privatisation - backed by over THIRTY multinational corporations. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Great article on Reform. Deeply damaging that one of its founders is now one of David Cameron's chief advisors on health - foxes in the chicken coop yet again. I did an article on Reform myself not...
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The FT is right: unitary tax is the direction of travel for worldwide tax reform

The FT is right: unitary tax is the direction of travel for worldwide tax reform | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The FT editorial this morning says: The best G8 outcome would be an international agreement on how to link tax bases to real economic activity and limit the creation of letterbox subsidiaries whose sole purpose is to locate the most profitable...
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Carl Poll obituary

Carl Poll obituary | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Other lives: Social activist who founded several charities, in particular to help disadvantaged people
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The day when Cameron’s rhetoric began to fall apart

The day when Cameron’s rhetoric began to fall apart | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
For all practical purposes this was Day 1 of the G8. Cameron had to deliver on the UK tax havens today or his chance on Monday and Tuesday of persuading anyone else to delver on tax transparency would be dead on arrival.
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‘GPs not ‘supporting’ Atos disabled patients’ : Black Triangle Campaign to enter into talks with Glasgow LMC and Scottish BMA leaders

‘GPs not ‘supporting’ Atos disabled patients’ : Black Triangle Campaign to enter into talks with Glasgow LMC and Scottish BMA leaders | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
  Dear Members and Supporters On Friday 7th June we were reliably informed by a Glasgow GP that posters effectively saying 'don’t ask (for a letter from your GP) in the first place', in the words of Holyrood Health Committee Deputy Convenor BRead...
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Disabled face bleak future at Newham firm / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Disabled face bleak future at Newham firm / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Disabled face bleak future at Newham firm / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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Govt gives in over young carers rights | Disability Rights UK

Govt gives in over young carers rights | Disability Rights UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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World’s largest private healthcare company HCA plans expansion into NHS

World’s largest private healthcare company HCA plans expansion into NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The world’s largest private healthcare company co-owned by the assets management firm whose profits helped fund Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns is looking to expand further into the NHS, according to newly published documents by the...
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15 June London Protest at US Embassy: Stop Western Intervention in Syria

15 June London Protest at US Embassy: Stop Western Intervention in Syria | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Stop the War Coalition
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UK to 'sweep away' tax secrecy - PM

UK to 'sweep away' tax secrecy - PM | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government will force shell companies to declare who benefits from them financially and urge so-called tax havens to open up their affairs, David Cameron says.
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