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Welfare Cuts – the impact on disabled people

On 19 February, I posted a short blog about a report from the Centre for Welfare Reform called ‘Counting the Costs’ and mentioned that on 27 February 2014 there would be a debate in the House of Commons about this … Continue reading

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Welfare cuts – some hard but essential truths behind the hype

This will be a very short post. I have just come across a report by the Centre for Welfare Reform called ‘Counting the Costs’; this assesses in significant detail (and using government figures) the impact on different groups in society … Continue reading

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Zero Hours – Zero Moral Standards – Take 2

I have had quite a lot of response to the zero hours post. A number of additional questions have been raised by people regarding the impact of these contracts and I thought it would be useful to aid debate if … Continue reading

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Zero Hours – Zero Moral Standards

Zero hours contracts have been in the news lately. The term ‘zero hours contact’ doesn’t sound good, does it? But what’s it all about? What is a ‘zero hours contract’ In a note for Members of Parliament (dated 4 July … Continue reading

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Migration within the EU – or our Freedom to Move

This post is part of a series about the UK review of the balance of competence between the EU and the Member States (and the UK in particular). For more details about the review as a whole see my earlier post. … Continue reading

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Are benefits adequate or too much – what does the BBC say?

The Programme to explain it all? 4 households on benefits pitched against 4 households on low incomes but who are in work. That’s the BBC’s recipe for a rational debate about the adequacy vs defensibility of benefits. A mini-series is … Continue reading

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