Monthly Archives: August 2014

Low-paid Britain: ‘People have had enough. It’s soul destroying’

Reposted from Guardian Society. Yes, they have jobs … but the five people featured below are typical of millions who have no security, no holiday or sick pay, limited hours, and no dignity at work! Nia Hughes, who is fighting … Continue reading

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Mental Health Services in crisis because of Coalition cuts to funding

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
A succession of Conservative  governments have demonstrated very clearly that when it comes to funding established and crucial provisions for our most vulnerable citizens, they lack the foresight required to grasp that reducing funding…

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The state owes citizens money they are entitled to – then they fall into debt

Originally posted on Ann McGauran:
Manager of Greenwich food bank Alan Robinson has been aware for some time that the clients who come here for help need more than the food they’re given to see them through an immediate crisis.…

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James is now destitute following a sanction: ‘It’s bully boy tactics’, he says.

Originally posted on Ann McGauran:
James Dearsley, 60, receives a three-month sanction while on the Work Programme A vulnerable 60-year-old has been left penniless and dependent on food bank support after his Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) was sanctioned at the end…

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It’s absolute poverty, not “market competition” that has led to a drop in food sales.

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
Public spending in food stores fell for the first time on record in July this year, putting the UK recovery in doubt after a very worrying, unprecedented record fall in food sales, with many consumers evidently…

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Sunderland Jobcentre staff stole claimants’ benefits after getting into debt

Originally posted on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR:
A civil servant siphoned off nearly £2,000 from people’s benefits after struggling to meet the payments of his pay-day loan. Anthony Osborne was paying £700 from his monthly salary to meet the…

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Busting myths about tax justice

Reposted from Public & Commercial Services website Prime minister David Cameron has talked tough on tax havens but his government can’t be taken seriously on tax justice. Here are 4 reasons why The Left Economics Advisory Panel lists these reasons: Maude … Continue reading

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