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Cameron backs Miller on expenses despite probe

Cameron backs Miller on expenses despite probe | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron threw his support behind his beleaguered culture secretary today despite a parliamentary probe into her expenses.
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Drop in unemployment no cause to celebrate, warn Scottish unions / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Drop in unemployment no cause to celebrate, warn Scottish unions / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Benefit cut spells homeless Christmas for thousands of young Scots / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Benefit cut spells homeless Christmas for thousands of young Scots / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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Welfare change timetable extended

Welfare change timetable extended | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Welfare assessments for people with disabilities will be made later than originally planned, the government announces.
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Many cleft palate cases 'missed'

Many cleft palate cases 'missed' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Too many babies born with a cleft palate are being diagnosed late, causing unnecessary distress, the Royal College of Surgeons says.
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More than half of NHS trusts rationing treatments - Telegraph

More than half of NHS trusts rationing treatments - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than half of NHS trusts have admitted they are rationing treatment to patients, the National Audit Office revealed as it called for national guidelines to guarantee hip, knee and cataract operations across the country.
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Hands off our pensions: loophole means 1m low-paid workers miss out – Telegraph Blogs

Hands off our pensions: loophole means 1m low-paid workers miss out – Telegraph Blogs | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
  About 1m low-paid workers are missing out on their legal entitlement to receive an employer’s contribution to their pension savings because of a loophole, which just got bigger today.
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Iain Duncan Smith: 'I'm not scared to light the fuse on disability reform' - Telegraph

Iain Duncan Smith: 'I'm not scared to light the fuse on disability reform' - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith is ready to overhaul an area of benefits others have shied away from.
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British standard of living slides against EU rivals as UK falls to sixth in league table of nations

British standard of living slides against EU rivals as UK falls to sixth in league table of nations | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Britain now ranks behind Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland, Germany and Austria according to figures compiled by the Office National Statistics and Eurostat, the European Unions stats office.
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The Telegraph lied. Here’s their apology to Margaret Hodge MP

The Telegraph lied. Here’s their apology to Margaret Hodge MP | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire – it’s the Telegraph!) Remember when the Telegraph led the effort by the right-wing press to deflect criticism …Continue reading »
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Double standards: Inquiry into Miller’s expenses – why not Osborne?

Double standards: Inquiry into Miller’s expenses – why not Osborne? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Today the BBC tells us the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has opened an inquiry into expense claims by Maria Miller, …Continue reading »
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Enough is enough | Opinion | Inside Housing

Enough is enough | Opinion | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The housing sector just needs leadership to oppose government attacks on the poor and homeless, says Tom Murtha
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The benefits debate: Is the public softening?

The benefits debate: Is the public softening? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Opponents of the government's plans to cut benefits were celebrating today after polling suggested a change in the public perception of George Osborne's policies.
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Progress in making NHS efficiency savings - National Audit Office

Progress in making NHS efficiency savings - National Audit Office | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
"The NHS has made a good start in making substantial efficiency savings in the first year of the four-year period when it needs to achieve savings of up to £20 billion. To build on these savings and keep pace with the growing demand for healthcare, it will need to change the way health services are provided and to do so more quickly."
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Drop in unemployment no cause to celebrate, warn Scottish unions / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Drop in unemployment no cause to celebrate, warn Scottish unions / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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A&E ambulance queueing condemned

A&E ambulance queueing condemned | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Up to five ambulances regularly have to queue outside A&E at a north Wales hospital due to a shortage of staff and beds, a critical watchdog finds.
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UK feels 'Paralympics effect'

UK feels 'Paralympics effect' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of Britons feel more positive about the role of disabled people following the Paralympics, according to a BBC survey.
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People 'living longer but sicker'

People 'living longer but sicker' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The largest ever study of the global burden of different diseases shows high blood pressure, smoking and drinking alcohol have become the highest risk factors.
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Universal Credit: 2 million will be better off refusing work - Telegraph

Universal Credit: 2 million will be better off refusing work - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than two million people will be better off if they refuse extra work under Iain Duncan Smith's flagship reforms to welfare.
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New WNS Poll: Do You Trust #Labour To Stand Up For Those Receiving In-Work #Benefits & Tax Credits?

New WNS Poll: Do You Trust #Labour To Stand Up For Those Receiving In-Work #Benefits & Tax Credits? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron has claimed that he and the Tory party are supporters of those in-work and yet new welfare cuts announced by George Osborne will hit families receiving both in-work and out-of-work be...
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Sixty nine per cent oppose Osborne's benefit cuts, new poll shows

Sixty nine per cent oppose Osborne's benefit cuts, new poll shows | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Unlike the Chancellor, the majority of voters believe that benefits should rise in line with inflation or more.
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Daily Telegraph on racism – it’s just self-pitying b*ll*cks!

Daily Telegraph on racism – it’s just self-pitying b*ll*cks! | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
(not satire – it’s the Telegraph!) Oh dear. Anyone know a good lawyer? I’ll explain. One of the Daily Telegraph’s …Continue reading »
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Scope Pull Out of Mandatory Work Activity (again)

Scope Pull Out of Mandatory Work Activity (again) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a humiliating snub to this Government’s welfare reforms, disability charity Scope have pulled out of workfare for the second time in just six months! Scope first claimed to have pulled out...
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Landlords cash in on green subsidy gold rush | News | Inside Housing

Social landlords are cashing in on lucrative energy efficiency subsidy deals being tabled by energy firms that have just weeks to meet carbon-cutting targets or be hit with massive fines.
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