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article 07 August 2014 UK
The risk of fraudulent, misleading and confusing ads appearing on the government's Universal Jobmatch website is higher than private equivalents, according to the National Audit Office.
Government website plagued with bogus and duplicated job ads

The risk of fraudulent, misleading and confusing ads appearing on the government's Universal Jobmatch website is higher than private equivalents, according to the National Audit Office.

video 15 July 2014 Politics

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Reshuffle not just a public school merry-go-round - video

David Cameron's reshuffle is an attempt to make a fundamental change in how the Conservatives are perceived by voters, says Paul Mason.

article 20 June 2014 UK
A flagship government welfare scheme is causing unnecessary distress to thousands of sick and disabled people because of long delays, MPs are warning.
Disabled benefits shake-up a 'fiasco', say MPs

A flagship government welfare scheme is causing unnecessary distress to thousands of sick and disabled people because of long delays, MPs are warning.

article 09 June 2014
Becky's manga cartoon
Breadline Kids: breaking the cycle of food poverty

Becky lives in Hull with her mother and sister. The family has just 1.20 per person, per day, to spend on food. She created a manga cartoon to describe the challenges of living in food poverty.

article 19 May 2014
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by Beyond GDP: measuring happiness with eyeglasses and birdsong

A UN committee says we should consider measures beyond GDP to really see how successful, wealthy and happy a nation is. Here's why.

article 29 April 2014 UK
After years in the doldrums, Britain appears to be in the midst of  sustainable growth. But it is not good news all round (Reuters)
by Why not everyone is benefiting from economic growth

After years in the doldrums, Britain appears to be in the midst of sustainable growth. But it's not good news all round.

post 16 April 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Life of a food bank user: no gas, no cooker, benefits delayed

Benefit delays or benefit sanctions are the major factor driving people to use food banks says the charity that runs hundreds of them across the country.

article 01 April 2014 UK
It is 12 months since the government introduced its spare room subsidy, dubbed the
by 'Bedroom tax' - one year on, is it working?

It is 12 months since the government removed its spare room subsidy, dubbed the "bedroom tax" by critics. It is designed to save money and free up under-occupied homes, so what effect has it had?

post 27 March 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Poor reviews: social care website highlights problems

Too many elderly people are being let down by the agencies meant to be helping them with basic care say their friends and relatives.