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article 22 October 2014 UK
Why should disabled people feel hard done by? Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the UK probably spends more on the disabled and sick
Krishnan Guru-Murthy by IDS: 'We spend more on disabled than most countries' - video

Why should disabled people feel hard done by? Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith says the UK probably spends more on the disabled and sick "than almost any other country in the developed world".

article 15 October 2014 UK
Welfare Minister Lord Freud apologises after saying some disabled people are
How Lord Freud's disability remarks landed him in deep water

Welfare Minister Lord Freud apologises after saying some disabled people are "not worth" the minimum wage. Why did he say this and what is the reaction of disabilities charities?

post 05 September 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog The end of the spare room subsidy? No

Rachel Reeves' optimism and excitement are perhaps a little premature, even after today's government defeat in parliament over reform of the spare room subsidy.

article 05 September 2014 Politics
The Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have clashed over a Commons bill that is seeking to reform the government's so-called
Coalition split over controversial 'bedroom tax'

The Liberal Democrats and Conservatives clash over a Commons bill that is seeking to reform the government's so-called "bedroom tax".

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.