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Potential human rights violation sees government face fresh bedroom tax legal challenge » Housing » 24dash.com

Potential human rights violation sees government face fresh bedroom tax legal challenge » Housing » 24dash.com | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The government is facing another legal challenge against its imminent bedroom tax policy.
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Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting

Labour Abstention On Workfare Bill Prompts Party Infighting | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Liam Byrne defends 'difficult' decision not to vote against government after resignation of shadow ministerial aide
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Jobcentre Was Set Targets For Benefit Sanctions

Jobcentre Was Set Targets For Benefit Sanctions | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
• Inquiry launched after league tables revealed• Leak shows pressure on staff to refer claimants
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Tories nab £2bn from NHS - Morning Star

Tories nab £2bn from NHS - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Chancellor George Osborne was accused today of trying to "claw back" more than £2 billion from the NHS in a desperate bid to make his Budget sums add up.

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Coalition blow as charity pulls out of parenting campaign - Telegraph

Coalition blow as charity pulls out of parenting campaign - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A high-profile Coalition drive to offer parenting classes in poor areas has suffered a major blow after an organisation tasked with providing tuition pulled out amid complaints over bureaucracy and lack of interest.
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Bedroom tax protests grow - Morning Star

Bedroom tax protests grow - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Housing campaigners said today that protests against the coalition's reviled bedroom tax are growing across Britain.

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The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale

The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The chaos at DWP knows no bounds. They've given us a Work Programme worse than doing nothing. Universal Credit is descending into universal chaos.
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250,000 public servants to strike for pay and pensions - Morning Star

250,000 public servants to strike for pay and pensions - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Civil servants in government departments, driving test centres, museums and galleries will stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow in a bitter row over pay, pensions and working conditions.

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Charity claims there's 'no place for disabled people' - ITV News

Charity claims there's 'no place for disabled people' - ITV News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Read Charity claims there's 'no place for disabled people' latest on ITV News. All the Money, Politics news
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Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless

Unemployment is a blow to Osborne but a tragedy for the jobless | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unemployment has increased by 7,000 to 2.52 million in a blow to the government ahead of the budget but a tragedy for those people who have lost their jobs.
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Iain Duncan Smith blocks plan for childcare tax breaks in Budget

Iain Duncan Smith blocks plan for childcare tax breaks in Budget | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
George Osborne's plans to use the Budget to unveil childcare tax breaks for hard-pressed families have been blocked by Iain Duncan Smith in a major Cabinet row over funding, it emerged last night.
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AstraZeneca to cut 2,300 jobs in George Osborne's constituency

AstraZeneca to cut 2,300 jobs in George Osborne's constituency | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Drug firm's closure of Alderley Park comes just five months after chancellor helped secure £5m grant to develop research centre
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Carers Often Can't Spare Their 'Spare' Bedroom

Carers Often Can't Spare Their 'Spare' Bedroom | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Disabled people may be unable to share a room with their husband, wife or partner, simply because their disability causes pain and discomfort which means neither of them can sleep properly.
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The jobseekers bill: a shameful retroactive stitch-up

The jobseekers bill: a shameful retroactive stitch-up | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Eric Metcalfe: The coalition claims to be proud of our legal sector, but after the Cait Reilly case it has simply rewritten the law in its own favour
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Welsh windfall should fund 'welfare defence' | News | Inside Housing

Welsh windfall should fund 'welfare defence' | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The group representing housing associations across Wales has called on government officials to launch a ‘welfare defence programme’.
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Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star

Trade unions unite to save workers' rights - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

A major campaign to defend trade union rights will be launched at the weekend with a rally in central London.

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Benefit Cuts Raise Fears Of Self-Harm Spreading North

Benefit Cuts Raise Fears Of Self-Harm Spreading North | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Caseworkers in Scotland fear a rise in violent and traumatic episodes as April's benefit cuts loom, a senior union official warned today
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Lords reject George Osborne's plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies

Lords reject George Osborne's plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
George Osborne suffered an embarrassing rebuff last night after peers threw out his plan for employees to sign away their legal rights in return for receiving shares in their companies worth as little as £2,000.
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Workfare doesn’t work, Simon Hughes tells Parliament

Workfare doesn’t work, Simon Hughes tells Parliament | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Simon Hughes MP has told Parliament of his concerns about the way the Government's controversial 'workfare' scheme is run in his Bermondsey & Old Southwark constituency.
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George Osborne's fairness claim torn apart by graph | Left Foot Forward

George Osborne's fairness claim torn apart by graph | Left Foot Forward | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

This distributional graph of the benefit freeze (blue) and personal allowance measures contained in the budget (red) shows how regressive both measures are.

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Doctors set for NHS sell-off 'windfall' - Morning Star

Doctors set for NHS sell-off 'windfall' - Morning Star | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Doctors responsible for commissioning services in north-west London may have a conflict of interest in private care providers, Labour MP Andy Slaughter warned yesterday.

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The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale

The DWP Is Guilty of Incompetence on an Industrial Scale | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The chaos at DWP knows no bounds. They've given us a Work Programme worse than doing nothing. Universal Credit is descending into universal chaos.
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Debts put NHS reforms at risk

Debts put NHS reforms at risk | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A flagship privately run NHS hospital is cutting more staff in an attempt to make £311m budget savings.
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Ministers 'ploughing on regardless' with GP contract reform - Telegraph

Ministers 'ploughing on regardless' with GP contract reform - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Ministers have been accused of risking the care of patients by “ploughing on ahead” with reforms to the GP contract, regardless of grassroot concerns.
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G15 warns welfare reforms threaten house building | News | Inside Housing

G15 warns welfare reforms threaten house building | News | Inside Housing | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The government’s welfare reforms will put at risk the building of 1,200 homes a year, according to research carried out by a group of leading housing associations.
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