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Conditionality and discretionary housing payments: when paying rent is more important than buying food

The government’s behavioural change agenda, which targets the poorest citizens, is being delivered via the increasing conditionality of social security and public service support provision. The underpinning rhetoric is that individual behaviours cause poverty, rather than government policies, which are causing a… 5,536 more words

Political Ideology

Dying from inequality: socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour - report from Samaritans

As Samaritans release a report ahead of Wednesday’s Budget linking inequality with a higher risk of suicide, the charity is calling on the government, businesses, industry and sector leaders to be aware of the risks of suicide and to direct support to those with unstable employment, insecure housing, low income or in areas of socioeconomic deprivation. 2,408 more words


Health cuts most likely cause of steep rise in mortality, government in denial

Government denies that NHS and social care cuts may have caused 30,000 excess deaths in England and Wales 2015.

An unprecedented rise in mortality in England and Wales, where 30,000 excess deaths occurred in 2015, is likely to be linked to cuts to the NHS and social care, according to research which has drawn an angry response from the government. 1,274 more words

From Bended Knee to a New Republic

Brendan Ogle’s new book  describes how the fight for water is changing Ireland

November 2nd: From its explosion onto Dublin’s streets in October 2014 the anti-water-charges campaign has changed the face of politics in the Republic. 337 more words

Republic Of Ireland News

Public sector voluntary exit scheme impacting staff morale and quality of services – NI Audit Office

Report recommends cost-benefit analysis should take account of natural wastage, cost of increased agency working and temporary consultancy work

Unite Regional Officer, Gareth Scott, who represents the union’s members working in the industrial civil service in Northern Ireland, welcomed the report’s findings and supported the call for a further interrogation of Voluntary Exit Scheme’s benefits: 314 more words

Press Releases

Housing in Crisis:

By Henry Stewart : @happyhenry

If councils had continued to build homes at the rate they did from 1974 to 1979, we would by 2014 have had 4.1 million extra dwellings.

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Topical News

The British Labour Party's last rites - after one hundred and sixteen years?


Funeral Director Corbyn>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Funeral Director McDonnell