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Ekklesia
New WOW Petition calls for impact assessment on cuts affecting disabled and sick peopleThe WOW campaign today launches a new e-petition to remind the Government that
New WOW Petition calls for impact assessment on cuts affecting disabled and sick people
Ekklesia / Posted 14 days ago
The WOW campaign today launches a new e-petition to remind the Government that they have failed to honour the parliamentary motion in support of the WOWpetition. Today the WOWcampaign launches a new petition on the Government e-petition website,... Read more
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Independent
The curious incidence of taxing companiesThe key word here is “incidence”. What these economists mean is that we should
The curious incidence of taxing companies
Independent / Posted 15 days ago
The key word here is “incidence”. What these economists mean is that we should think carefully about who, ultimately, is going to end up bearing the cost of a proposed tax. Many on the left, such as supporters of the Labour leadership contender... Read more
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walesonline
Guto Bebb under fire after turning his guns on UK Government tax credit cutsWelsh Conservative MP Guto Bebb’s warning that tax credit changes are “eye-wate
Guto Bebb under fire after turning his guns on UK Government tax credit cuts
walesonline / Posted 20 days ago
Welsh Conservative MP Guto Bebb’s warning that tax credit changes are “eye-wateringly painful to those affected” has drawn fire from the Liberal Democrats. Aberconwy MP Mr Bebb sounded the alarm about UK Government plans which could see families... Read more
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Independent
Government admits not investigating whether replacing student maintenance grants with loans would deter young poor people from universityLabour said the admission showed that George Osborne had abandoned “evidence-ba
Government admits not investigating whether replacing student maintenance grants with loans would deter young poor people from university
Independent / Posted 21 days ago
Labour said the admission showed that George Osborne had abandoned “evidence-based policy” in last month’s Budget. The Chancellor abolished from autumn next year the £3,387-a-year maintenance grants for students in England with a household income of... Read more
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metro
Today in depressing house price news: The average home is 8.8 times the local salaryToday in depressing house price news: The average home costs 8.8 times the loca
Today in depressing house price news: The average home is 8.8 times the local salary
metro / Posted 24 days ago
Today in depressing house price news: The average home costs 8.8 times the local salary House price growth has slowed, but if you earn an average salary you’re still screwed. Great. Homes in England and Wales cost, on average, 8.8 times the typical... Read more
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Prospect Magazine
should we scrap tuition fees?Students marching against tuition fees rises in 2010. © LSE Library The meteor
should we scrap tuition fees?
Prospect Magazine / Posted 25 days ago
Students marching against tuition fees rises in 2010. © LSE Library The meteoric rise of Jeremy Corbyn over the last fortnight has ignited the Labour leadership contest, and policy measures are now storming in from all candidates. Today, Andy... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Privately-educated graduates 'blag their way to high salaries', report saysAfter around three years in the workforce, the gap widens, with former private
Privately-educated graduates 'blag their way to high salaries', report says
Daily Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
After around three years in the workforce, the gap widens, with former private school students earning roughly 14 per cent more - £36,036 on average, compared to £31,586 for someone who went to state school, a gap of £4,450. The findings suggest... Read more
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Independent
Some tax credits recipients will keep only 7p of every extra pound earned, says new analysisThe finding by officials in the House of Commons Library could put a question m
Some tax credits recipients will keep only 7p of every extra pound earned, says new analysis
Independent / Posted 29 days ago
The finding by officials in the House of Commons Library could put a question mark over George Osborne’s claim that his measures will “make work pay.” Labour asked the officials to calculate the amount of state benefits someone would lose as their... Read more
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Scotsman
Riddle of single tier pension spreads fear Those unhappy with the level of state pension to which they are eligible can b
Riddle of single tier pension spreads fear
Scotsman / Posted 30 days ago
Those unhappy with the level of state pension to which they are eligible can boost what they receive each week by purchasing NICs. Picture: Getty ‘Mind-blowing’ complexity of deal for those who contracted... Read more

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