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We should be spending the HS2 money on social care

We should be spending the HS2 money on social care | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Why is the government progressing with the high-speed rail link when it can't afford to pay the care bill for vulnerable people, asks Tony Stein
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UK inflation rate rises to 2.9%

UK inflation rate rises to 2.9% | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The rate of consumer price index inflation increased to 2.9% in June, up from 2.7% in May, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Cigarette packaging: the corporate smokescreen

Cigarette packaging: the corporate smokescreen | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Noble sentiments about individual liberty are being used to bend democracy to the will of the tobacco industry
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Why councils should get behind the Robin Hood tax

Why councils should get behind the Robin Hood tax | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Three days of Robin Hood tax revenue would pay for at least 1,000 new affordable homes, says Simon Chouffot
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Huge rise in use of food banks since welfare changes, says aid body

Huge rise in use of food banks since welfare changes, says aid body | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Trust's findings challenge government's insistence there is no link between social security changes and rise in food bank use
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Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: We need to have a chat about the NHS

Diary of a Benefit Scrounger: We need to have a chat about the NHS | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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"Children to be 'tagged' while 'tagging'"

"Children to be 'tagged' while 'tagging'" | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
In a serious upheaval of playground safety, G4S have won the contract to provide security for the UK's parks. Children as young as two will have their interaction policed and invoiced by the multin...
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Cameron under fire on bedroom tax claims / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Cameron under fire on bedroom tax claims / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cameron under fire on bedroom tax claims / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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Benefit basher IDS caught out yet again / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Benefit basher IDS caught out yet again / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Benefit basher IDS caught out yet again / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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Why country-by-country reporting is the way forward from Lough Erne: my new Tax Analysts column out today

Why country-by-country reporting is the way forward from Lough Erne: my new Tax Analysts column out today | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I made my debut in Tax Analysts this morning, arguing that as for as tax is concerned the real importance of the Lough Erne declaration was the support it showed for country-by-country reporting.
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What can we do to tackle tax abuse? A social science persepctive

What can we do to tackle tax abuse? A social science persepctive | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I am speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Group  for Social Science and Policy  in the House of Lords this morning, discussing 'what can policymakers do to reduce tax avoidance by large companies?'.
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Conservatives prepare to get tough on teenage single mothers in benefits crackdown

Conservatives prepare to get tough on teenage single mothers in benefits crackdown | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Recommendations that teenage mothers should no longer automatically be entitled to council housing or housing benefit, as part of a new drive to reduce teen pregnancy, have been welcomed by David Cameron in a report by Conservative MPs.
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Iain Duncan Smith: Big on belief - lacking in truth

Iain Duncan Smith: Big on belief - lacking in truth | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
I believe that Chris Huhne really wasn't a crook I believe Britannia Unchained is a readable book I'm prepared to believe that the government isn't leaking And that Boris Johnson sometimes thinks b...
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Survey: tell us how you think homecare can be improved

Survey: tell us how you think homecare can be improved | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The 'homecare innovation challenge' invites professionals, service users and their family and friends to offer their views on improving system
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Benefit cap: perils of gut instinct

Benefit cap: perils of gut instinct | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Editorial: Hard-pressed taxpayers are being encouraged to consider the cost of benefits as some kind of plunder
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You can't nurture families as the government is uprooting them

You can't nurture families as the government is uprooting them | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: A report advocating a reprise of the Sure Start vision is heart-warming but seems unreal as the coalition cuts and cuts
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Clegg calls for review of schemes to help jobless 18-24 year-olds

Clegg calls for review of schemes to help jobless 18-24 year-olds | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Clegg says Cabinet Office will lead survey into youth unemployment as present options are too confusing
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Rent 'unaffordable' in third of UK

Rent 'unaffordable' in third of UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A third of Britain is effectively off-limits to lower-income working families because private rents are unaffordable, a new report claims.
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Care campaign | Home and care | Age UK

Care campaign | Home and care | Age UK | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Find out how to help people who aren't getting the care they need, with Care in crisis - Age UK's campaign to end the care crisis in the UK.
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A list of completely ridiculous benefit sanctions people have experienced | Blog | False Economy

A list of completely ridiculous benefit sanctions people have experienced | Blog | False Economy | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Birmingham Against Cuts presents cases of benefit sanctions that they’ve come across online, in newspapers and parliamentary debates.
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Council forces out Brixton squatters / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Council forces out Brixton squatters / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Council forces out Brixton squatters / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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It's not teenage mums working the system, but frightened politicians

It's not teenage mums working the system, but frightened politicians | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sarah Ditum: Ailing Tories are again picking on young mums to save their own skins. But in fact teen pregnancies are at an all-time low
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The EU-US Free Trade Agreement must be opposed - for the sake of the NHS and more.

The EU-US Free Trade Agreement must be opposed - for the sake of the NHS and more. | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The EU-US Free Trade Agreement must be opposed - for the sake of the NHS and more.  'This week marks the first round of negotiations for a far-reaching transatlantic trade deal. In the face of grow...
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Vince Cable fails to step up to the mark on beneficial ownership by asking corporate fraudsters to self certify their identities

Vince Cable fails to step up to the mark on beneficial ownership by asking corporate fraudsters to self  certify their identities | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The following was published by BIS this morning: WRITTEN MINISTERIAL STATEMENT Rt Hon, Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State For Business, Innovation and Skills, DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS Publication of Discussion Paper on...
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Britain’s Weak Recovery | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Britain’s Weak Recovery | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The widely respected Item Club’s economic forecasts are always worth keeping an eye one – not least because their model is very similar to the OBR’s and
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