Monthly Archives: October 2013

Accounts of the effects of UK benefit changes in 2013.

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Internal memos reveal fresh attacks on benefit claimants and job centre workers

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
The government is changing the rules to make it harder for disabled people to appeal when it takes away their benefits. And they are clamping down on job centre staff who try to help claimants,…

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Victory For Cait Reilly – Workfare Was Illegal Says Supreme Court

Originally posted on the void:
A unanimous verdict at the Supreme Court has judged that the workfare schemes in the Cait Reilly case were illegal. This follows the DWP’s appeal after a lower court had found that the almost all…

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Defeated again over work schemes: Iain Duncan Smith loses his case in court

Originally posted on Vox Political:
Victory at last: The Supreme Court’s ruling means vindication for Cait Reilly, who has spent nearly two years battling against a system that costs the taxpayer millions while failing to increase employment. It’s a return…

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Time for tenants to unleash their real power (and sue landlords) over the bedroom tax

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Ten of the most important questions to ask about UK poverty

Originally posted on Policy Press Blog:
Article originally published on 2 October on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation blogĀ  Poverty research must provide useful answers for policy and practice, says Chris Goulden. To deal with entrenched problems of poverty in the…

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Leadership, Passion and Patient and Public Involvement

Originally posted on Local Democracy and Health:
Now that the NHS England Guidance on Transforming Participation in Health and Care is out I thought I would return to one of the areas that I think needs exploring further. First, lets…

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