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Feed thy neighbour: Charting the journey of a food-bank donation

July 14, 2013 12:39 pm0 comments
Feed thy neighbour: Charting the journey of a food-bank donation

George Osborne, take note: the number of needy people turning to just one charity is up 200 per cent Putting food on the table has never been one of life’s most straightforward tasks. Not that this may have occurred to George Osborne: the Chancellor’s £134,565 salary means he is not […]

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Bedroom tax: Lifeline payments soar by millions as more families appeal for support to pay their rent

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Bedroom tax: Lifeline payments soar by millions as more families appeal for support to pay their rent

SOME councils have seen a tenfold increase in discretionary housing payment applications since the introduction of the benefit cut earlier this year. APPEALS for emergency handouts from councils have quadrupled since the Tories’ bedroom tax was brought in. Thousands of families have applied for help to pay their rent since […]

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Stripping away job protections

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Stripping away job protections

Yesterday, the government announced its latest proposals aimed at stripping away basic workplace rights. Included in the announcement was the confirmation that two significant changes to unfair dismissal rules are expected to come into effect at the end of this month (on 29 July). The plans will make it cheaper […]

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