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Council Tax reform:local solution means national mess | Disability Now

Council Tax reform:local solution means national mess | Disability Now | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Work Programme finds jobs for just 20 people out of 9,500, report by Commons Public Accounts Committee of MPs reveals

Work Programme finds jobs for just 20 people out of 9,500, report by Commons Public Accounts Committee of MPs reveals | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Of 9,500 people moved off disability benefits and on to the flagship Work Programme, just 20 have found a job lasting more than three months
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Breaking Free: Three kids with Down's syndrome tell their stories

Breaking Free: Three kids with Down's syndrome tell their stories | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"My body needs to get more stronger than not getting fat." That's Ruben's take on what he must do to reach his goal. Ruben is 12 and has Down's syndrome.

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Work Programme facing new crisis as failing firms threatened with losing contracts - Telegraph

Work Programme facing new crisis as failing firms threatened with losing contracts - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
THE Coalition’s £5 billion welfare-to-work scheme is facing a new crisis, a committee of MPs has warned after figures suggested it might have done more good to do nothing.
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An evening with Andy Burnham - and hope for the NHS

An evening with Andy Burnham - and hope for the NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
You don't need to read very far through this blog to know that I'm passionate about the NHS. I believe it's Britain's, and Labour's, greatest achievement and the country's greatest treasure - and t...
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Banksy mural defended by Miami auctioneer - video

Fine Art Auctions Miami defends it's decision to sell a Banksy mural, removed from the side of a Poundland store in north London
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Inquisitor Of The Year, The Queen Of Select Committees

Inquisitor Of The Year, The Queen Of Select Committees | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"An influential committee of MPs has said" is one of the most overused phrases by political reporters in Westminster. There are over 20 Commons select committees tasked with holding government to account, but their influence is often exaggerated.
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Ditch Work Programme Now, Say MPs

Ditch Work Programme Now, Say MPs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More unemployed people would have found jobs since 2010 if the government's high-profile, multi-billion pound Work Programme had never been invented, according to an influential committee of MPs.
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MPs blast government's flagship Work Programme

MPs blast government's flagship Work Programme | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
After more than a year the multibillion-pound scheme has helped just 3.6% of long-term unemployed find jobs
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Missing Tory Eastleigh by-election candidate Maria Hutchings turns up at US auction

Missing Tory Eastleigh by-election candidate Maria Hutchings turns up at US auction | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(satire - probably) A Tory candidate who vanished from a by-election hustings in Eastleigh has been found listed for sale at a US auction site. The candidate Maria Hutchings - who is depicted as a ...
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Is Workfare Behind the Work Programme Disaster?

Is Workfare Behind the Work Programme Disaster? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Today's damning report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reveals the shocking revelation that Iain Duncan Smith's flagship Work Programme is performing significantly worse than if the DWP ha...
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'Lord Patten under fire' as BBC releases 3,000 pages of evidence into their handling of Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal

'Lord Patten under fire' as BBC releases 3,000 pages of evidence into their handling of Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The 3,000 pages of emails, interviews and submissions from BBC executives and journalists, including Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman, were released online this morning.
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Noam Chomsky Dissects the World Trade Organisation

Noam Chomsky Dissects the World Trade Organisation | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In response to the number of people who have bemoaned their lack of knowledge about the free trade agreements reported in  Are we already in the post-democratic era?  "Corporations have more rights...
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BBC - The Ouch! Blog: Road trip to the five countries that allow assisted dying

BBC - The Ouch! Blog: Road trip to the five countries that allow assisted dying | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Assisted dying is controversial the world over but there are a handful of countries which allow it. Liz Carr visits all five in a new documentary series for radio....
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BBC - The Ouch! Blog: Disability in film: Are attitudes changing?

BBC - The Ouch! Blog: Disability in film: Are attitudes changing? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Marion Cotillard with an orca in Rust and Bone Ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in LA, disabled film critic Scott Jordan Harris looks back at the year's bumper...
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Eastleigh byelection: Tories urged to tell voters Chris Huhne is a liar

Eastleigh byelection: Tories urged to tell voters Chris Huhne is a liar | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith advises candidate Maria Hutchings and party supporters to go hard on disgraced former Liberal Democrat MP
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Dear Ed Miliband - forget about Disraeli, focus on the Greenbacks.

Dear Ed Miliband - forget about Disraeli, focus on the Greenbacks. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shameless filching of Ellen Brown’s open letter to President Obama April 8th 2009. Dear Ed Miliband Your focus on Disraeli is all very well but why won't you look across the Atlantic to his contemp...
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Let's Go Fishing - How the Media Is Used to Match People to Government Policies on Welfare

Let's Go Fishing - How the Media Is Used to Match People to Government Policies on Welfare | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Since the coalition government was elected, the manifesto promise of the Big Society has morphed into relentless bashing of benefit claimants via the media. Whether stories originate from press officers or from journalists, the results are the same.
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Lib Dems To Investigate 'Harassment Cover-Up'

Lib Dems To Investigate 'Harassment Cover-Up' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Lib Dems have launched an investigation into party procedures after allegations of harassment and sexual impropriety against the party's former chief executive, Lord Rennard, hailed as one of the party's leading thinkers.
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Inclusion Scotland: Welfare Reform Changes Briefing ~ February 2013

Inclusion Scotland: Welfare Reform Changes Briefing ~ February 2013 | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
 
This following briefing paper focuses on the various changes to welfare reform across the UK.Read more...
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MPs hammer jobs scheme with 3 per cent rate of success

MPs hammer jobs scheme with 3 per cent rate of success | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Government's multi-billion pound programme to get the long-term unemployed into work has been condemned as "extremely poor" by MPs.
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Elderly in care 20 times more likely to be on antipsychotics

Elderly in care 20 times more likely to be on antipsychotics | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sharp rise in medication, including chemical calming 'cosh', revealed in database study by Queen's University Belfast
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Sue Ryder Admit They Will Force Sick and Disabled Claimants to Work Unpaid (and that workfare doesn't work)

Sue Ryder Admit They Will Force Sick and Disabled Claimants to Work Unpaid (and that workfare doesn't work) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In the second astonishing statement in a week, Sue Ryder have admitted their workfare scheme is useless at helping people find work and they will be possibly the only UK charity to force sickness b...
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Cream and park, George; if your contractors do it, why won't you?

Cream and park, George; if your contractors do it, why won't you? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
It's no surprise that Gideon George Osborne will have to humiliate himself next month, admitting that borrowing this year will go up and not down - as he predicted. Rational minds have told him thi...
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Channel 4 News - Lib Dem's Big Society supporter Lord Rennard accused of 'sexual impropriety'

Channel 4 News - Lib Dem's Big Society supporter Lord Rennard accused of 'sexual impropriety' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire) According to Channel 4 News, Lord Rennard - former Liberal Democrat Chief Executive and big fan of Cameron's Big Society - has been accused of "inappropriately touching and proposition...
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