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A shortage of cancer drugs - The Economist (blog)

A shortage of cancer drugs - The Economist (blog) | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
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THOUSANDS of cancer patients in Romania struggle everyday to find the drugs their life depends on.

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Government urged to think ahead on accessible housing » Housing » 24dash.com

Government urged to think ahead on accessible housing » Housing » 24dash.com | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A housing provider specialising in accessible housing for disabled tenants has urged the government to think ahead on access standards for new homes.

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Sfitzg35's comment, March 6, 2014 9:35 AM
I think this is a great idea because it will open up more opportunities for disabled people to buy and live in a house that is fit for their needs and style. I believe that everyone should be able to live in a house where they feel comfortable and don't have to worry about how to access things around the house.
cander05's comment, March 9, 2014 12:41 AM
This would be a great idea, as it would provide everybody with the opportunity to own and feel comfortable in their own house.
Wyatt Nelson's comment, March 9, 2014 12:53 AM
This is a good idea because disabled people can have hard times doing things in their house.
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Factcheck: Unwell and over here: what's the "true" cost of health tourism? | Full Fact

Factcheck: Unwell and over here: what's the "true" cost of health tourism? | Full Fact | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

Today a report commissioned by the government returned 'health tourism' to the headlines. Is it costing the NHS £2 billion a year?


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Bedroom Tax forcing poor to give up their family pets: Ros Wynne-Jones column

Bedroom Tax forcing poor to give up their family pets: Ros Wynne-Jones column | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Hundreds
of families have been forced to leave their cherished pets at animal shelters since the
hated tax was brought in

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Christie Blatchford: First Nation band behind anti-fracking protest fights for ... - National Post

Christie Blatchford: First Nation band behind anti-fracking protest fights for ... - National Post | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
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Incarceration is not a solution to mental illness | Prison Policy Initiative

Report in Mass Dissent by Peter Wagner on a 'Disability and the State' panel discussion at The Rebellious Law Conference in 2000.

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Time for a general strike? Unite considering call for first nationwide protest since 1926

Time for a general strike? Unite considering call for first nationwide protest since 1926 | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
An internal document drawn up by Unite, Britain’s biggest union, says it would be “desirable” to protest against Government cuts
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The Debate Over Welfare Reform in Britain ... and Even France

The Debate Over Welfare Reform in Britain ... and Even France | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The claim by a wealthy British politician this week that he could live on just a few pounds a day is reigniting debate over how much welfare support governments should provide for the poor.
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Duncan Smith: MP Complains Over £53 Challenge

Duncan Smith: MP Complains Over £53 Challenge | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Dominic Raab MP raises concerns about an interview that led to a petition urging the Work and Pensions Secretary to live off £53.
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Tory MP complains to the BBC about market trader who challenged IDS on benefits - Telegraph

Tory MP complains to the BBC about market trader who challenged IDS on benefits - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
A Conservative MP has made a formal complaint to the BBC after it emerged that a market trader who challenged Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week is receiving three times that amount himself.
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Richard Godwin: IDS benefits from the lies about welfare

Richard Godwin: IDS benefits from the lies about welfare | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
I can see why people might want to make Iain Duncan Smith live on a £53-a-week salary — but I can’t help wondering what it would achieve.
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DWP must reassess impact of ‘bedroom tax’, say MPs | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine

DWP must reassess impact of ‘bedroom tax’, say MPs | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
MPs today urged the Department for Work and Pensions to re-examine the impact of the 'bedroom tax', warning that the Housing Benefit reductions could hit divorced parents and disabled people.
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Debate: Are the Philpotts a ‘vile product of welfare UK’?

Debate: Are the Philpotts a ‘vile product of welfare UK’? | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
What’s going on?As we report today, Mick and Mairead Philpott have “lied, play-acted and sought to connive their way out of responsibility for their six children’s deaths”.
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Doctors have a duty to help ensure migrants pay for NHS care, say No 10

Doctors have a duty to help ensure migrants pay for NHS care, say No 10 | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Downing Street says there is an obligation on GPs to ensure the taxpayer gets a good deal from the health service

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Chasing imaginary health tourists won’t cure the NHS

Chasing imaginary health tourists won’t cure the NHS | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
According to Jeremy Hunt the biggest challenge facing the NHS isn’t patients dying of neglect in hospital or accident and emergency waiting times spiralling out of control.

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My family cannot afford food: Girl, 8, writes heartfelt letter to MP

My family cannot afford food: Girl, 8, writes heartfelt letter to MP | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
An eight-year-old girl has written a heartfelt letter to a Labour MP about her family's poverty, raising new concerns about the cost of living in the process.

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Benefit cap 'not achieving aims'

Benefit cap 'not achieving aims' | welfare cuts | Scoop.it

The government's benefit cap will struggle to meet its aims of encouraging people into work and saving taxpayers' money, a report suggests.


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Benefit cap 'not achieving aims'

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The government's benefit cap will struggle to meet its aims of encouraging people into work and saving taxpayers' money, a report suggests.


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Welfare reform: It's class war, but not in the way you'd expect - Telegraph

Welfare reform: It's class war, but not in the way you'd expect - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The Left appears to think welfare reform is sacrilegious – but to the dismay of hand-wringing commentators, those trapped on benefits take a very different view
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Children of parents on benefits didn't ask for welfare - so don't degrade them publicly

Children of parents on benefits didn't ask for welfare - so don't degrade them publicly | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
I was seven years old when I first discovered that I was a thief.
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Disability benefits shake-up: 'unfair' to deaf children - Channel 4 News

Disability benefits shake-up: 'unfair' to deaf children - Channel 4 News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
The government's plans to reform disability benefits will penalise deaf children, according to a leading charity.
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Under any welfare system, some deserving people lose and some undeserving people win – Telegraph Blogs

Under any welfare system, some deserving people lose and some undeserving people win – Telegraph Blogs | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Let's start with an obvious, though rarely admitted, truth. Under any welfare system as large as ours, there will be hard cases, unintended consequences, anomalies at both ends of the scale.
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Unions consider first general strike since 1926 - Telegraph

Unions consider first general strike since 1926  - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Unions are looking at calling the first general strike since 1926, which could lead to six million workers out on the picket line.
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Universal credit benefits changes: tenants should have right to choose how rent is paid - Telegraph

Universal credit benefits changes: tenants should have right to choose how rent is paid - Telegraph | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, says he is "enthusiastic about 'making work pay'" but can see "transition problems" when it comes to benefit changes.
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Big Issue founder: Welfare state keeps poor in a trap - ITV News

Big Issue founder: Welfare state keeps poor in a trap - ITV News | welfare cuts | Scoop.it
Read Big Issue founder: Welfare state keeps poor in a trap latest on ITV News. All the Politics, Money news
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