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Benefit Sanctions Are Political Admits Welfare To Work Boss As Housing Charities Flee Work Programme

The Chief Executive of ERSA, the trade body established to lie on behalf of the welfare to work industry, has said that benefit sanctions are ‘political’ and called for a better evidence base for the current regime. 673 more words

DWP

Labour's minimum wage announcement is much weaker than it seems

Ed Miliband goes into this week’s Labour Party Conference with another ‘big’ announcement. He is pledging to raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour. 232 more words

Politics

untynewear reblogged this on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR and commented:

      Business as usual... no real change. And what, if anything, does Ed have to say about raising benefits in line with inflation ?

£8 an hour minimum wage pledge from Miliband

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has told the Observer he would raise the minimum wage to more than £8 an hour by 2020 if he gets into power at the next election.

Employment Law

LATEST FOODBANK FIGURES TOP 900,000: LIFE HAS GOT WORSE NOT BETTER FOR POOREST IN 2013/14, AND THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

Reposted from the Trussell Trust

  • 913,138 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks in 2013-14 compared to346,992 in 2012-13
  • Figures are ‘tip of the iceberg’ of UK food poverty says Trussell Trust Chairman…
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Be Brave Scotland! A Vote For No Just Means More Of The Same Shit. Forever.

There are have been few things more joyful recently than watching the British establishment runnung scared as the Scottish referendum draws closer.   When toffs are this panicked you know you’re onto a winner. 561 more words

Fighting Back

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wageoutrage: BLOG: How to lose $400,000..

Not for the first time today I find myself asking “Why?”  Little wonder consumer demand is so low.

Justice & Law

Decent housing unaffordable on minimum wage USA

What USA has in common with Britain is the difficulty minimum wage earners have in finding decent accommodation that they can afford.

High Rent