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Tell the world what is happening to disabled people in the UK

Taken from http://dpac.uk.net

Tell the world what is happening to
disabled people in the UK.

on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Saturday 3rd December – all day… 255 more words

So not really an autumn statement for the "just about managing"

The Chancellor’s autumn statement hasn’t exactly met with universal praise from civil society. While sections of the business community will welcome cuts in corporation tax, and higher earners will welcome the raising of the higher rate personal tax threshold, there was plenty of measured criticism from charities, social enterprises and trade unions. 723 more words

Policy And Government

JAMs and NOMADs

Originally published on November 23 on my blog for Inside Housing

Wednesday’s Autumn Statement by Philip Hammond is good news for housing on several different fronts. 810 more words

Housing Benefit

Where does all our money go?

Two of the big three revenue sources are income tax and national insurance, they’re the ones who hurt the well off. The third biggie -VAT is the one that hurts the poorest. 583 more words

Pensions

Tory MPs call for welfare cuts rethink after pause motion passed | DisabledGo News and Blog

Conservative MPs have called on the chancellor to reconsider welfare cuts ahead of the autumn statement, after a backbench motion to pause the planned cuts passed unanimously in the House of Commons. 156 more words

Disability

An example of in-work conditionality: when work doesn't pay

Under in-work conditionality, those people claiming Universal Credit who are already working up to 35 hours a week – and who may never have been unemployed in their life – are forced to seek more work hours, higher pay, or… 1,229 more words

Political Ideology

Universal Income

Since Jeremy Corbyn took over as leader of the Labour party, one thing being looked at is the viability of a universal income. The idea has been met with a lot of scepticism, and rightly so as it is vastly different to anything our country has seen so far and raises major concerns regarding affordability and the impact on inflation. 807 more words