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Ed Miliband warns Google: I’d make you pay more tax

Ed Miliband warns Google: I’d make you pay more tax | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Google is betraying its founding principles by going to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying taxes in Britain, Ed Miliband will tell the company’s chairman today.
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"Tories ousted by Labour coup?" Worcester or Westminster?

"Tories ousted by Labour coup?"  Worcester or Westminster? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tories Ousted? What Coup? ….Westminster or Worcester….? Something interesting happened recently in Worcester - The Labour Party, Lib Dems and Greens formed a coalition and ousted the Conservative l...
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Job security is a thing of the past - so millions need a better welfare system

Job security is a thing of the past - so millions need a better welfare system | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Guy Standing: Flexible labour markets have created a growing 'precariat', who should have the right to a basic standard of living
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The Work Programme is failing the taxpayer

The Work Programme is failing the taxpayer | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Richard Johnson: By failing to use the specialist services aimed at unemployed people who find it hardest to find a job, the Work Programme is putting the public purse at risk
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The Struggle for Truth by the most Vulnerable

The Struggle for Truth by the most Vulnerable | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nothing to add from me - Jayne has said it perfectly.
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Rise in Foodbank Clients: Unpicking the Data

Rise in Foodbank Clients: Unpicking the Data | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More really good data on the rise and rise of Foodbank use under this government. Contrary to the assumptions of a few closed-minded people, only 4.25% of those needing help from Foodbanks are unem...
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Memoirs of a benefits scrounger: woman sanctioned for getting a job

Memoirs of a benefits scrounger: woman sanctioned for getting a job | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Fascinating and frustrating real-life, first-hand account of the insanity of the Jobseeker system - someone who'd found a job told they couldn't sign off benefits because they were going to be sanc...
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The Struggle for Truth by the most Vulnerable

The Struggle for Truth by the most Vulnerable | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
All of you who read my blogs are well aware of the petition I've been working on with Debbie Sayers; and just in case you've missed it, here's the link https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/work-p...
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Jayne Linney's comment, May 22, 2013 1:15 AM
Thanks Bev for your ongoing support cc
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Cameron: the friend of tax haven secrecy

Cameron: the friend of tax haven secrecy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
David Cameron's demand to tax havens that they open themselves up to transparency, issued yesterday, is not all it seems.
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G8: PM writes to crown dependency leaders - News stories - Inside Government - GOV.UK

G8: PM writes to crown dependency leaders - News stories - Inside Government - GOV.UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The Reality of the Welfare Reform

The Reality of the Welfare Reform | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I'm seeing the problem now; I know people who are struggling; I'm seeing what happens when there isn't enough money and there isn't enough health. I'm seeing the despair... People have ended their lives.
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More than 6,000 hospital beds lost - Telegraph

More than 6,000 hospital beds lost  - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than 6,000 hospital beds have been closed since the Coalition came to power in the last election, at a time when accident and emergency departments are struggling to cope with a rise in the number of patients.
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Web of Tax Shelters Saved Apple Billions, Inquiry Finds

Web of Tax Shelters Saved Apple Billions, Inquiry Finds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Though Apple is the United States’ most profitable technology company, it avoided taxes by making some of its overseas units “stateless,” and exempt from taxes everywhere.
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Boris Johnson: The flawed Mayor of London

Boris Johnson: The flawed Mayor of London | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson’s ‘recklessness’ about pregnancy and the feelings of others when committing ‘extramarital adulterous liaisons’ raises questions about his fitness for public office.
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Elderly care still heading for 'disaster and tragedy' warns Joan Bakewell - Telegraph

Elderly care still heading for 'disaster and tragedy' warns Joan Bakewell - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The elderly care system is heading inexorably “towards further disasters and tragedies” despite a long-awaited overhaul of funding, Baroness Bakewell warned peers.
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Is Masculinity in Crisis?

Is Masculinity in Crisis? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The real issue here is that men are finally starting to be held accountable for their bad behaviour (as a gender) - and they don't like it. It is akin to children throwing their toys out of the pram, because they are asked to share them.
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Work programme 'failing homeless' | News | Inside Housing

Work programme 'failing homeless' | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The government’s £5 billion work programme is not reaching the most disadvantaged long-term unemployed including homeless people, according to a committee of MPs.
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Is Britain Short of Skills?

Is Britain Short of Skills? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Is Britain Short of Skills? By Liam R Carr previously published here We often hear that employers can’t find people with the right skills. This may be used as an excuse for not taking workers on. T...
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Labour is hard work

Labour MPs - and especially the Labour leadership, although that is probably a forlorn hope - read this and wake up to your responsibilities! The nation needs a REAL alternative to the Coalition (a...
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MPs say Government employment scheme not reaching the most disadvantaged - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

MPs say Government employment scheme not reaching the most disadvantaged - News from Parliament - UK Parliament | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Work Programme has the potential to work well for relatively mainstream jobseekers but is unlikely to reach the most disadvantaged long-term unemployed people, argues the Work and Pensions Committee in a Report published today.
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Where is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales on the matter of tax ethics?

Where is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales on the matter of tax ethics? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The subject of tax and ethics has never been more important.

And where is the leading accounting institute in the UK in this debate? Nowhere to be seen, at all.
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A few thoughts on David Cameron’s letter to the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories

A few thoughts on David Cameron’s letter to the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I've just posted David Cameron's letter to the G8.

I did so because there is a fundamental problem at the core of this letter. Much a I agree with its sentiments and goals, he says:
Dealing with tax evasion is not just about exchanging information.
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Disabled woman died after NHS blunders, ombudsman finds

Disabled woman died after NHS blunders, ombudsman finds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Mother and charity claim doctors provided inadequate care because of attitudes based on woman's disabilities
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Legal Aid Cuts 'Could See Wrongly Accused Pressured To Plead Guilty'

Legal Aid Cuts 'Could See Wrongly Accused Pressured To Plead Guilty' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Legal aid is being slashed "at random" by the Ministry of Justice, leaving a system where the wrongly accused can be represented by a "pig in a poke" desperate for clients to plead guilty, a leading human rights barrister has said.
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Million 'at risk' from Care Bill - Telegraph

Million 'at risk' from Care Bill - Telegraph | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
More than a million elderly and disabled people in need of care could be totally shut out of the system because of the fine print of the Government’s reforms, the leaders of Britain’s biggest caring charities warn today.
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