Monthly Archives: May 2013

Leeds council tackles bedroom tax with semantic solution

From The Guardian: Leeds town hall: the council hopes other ‘fair-minded’ officials in other towns and cities will follow its example. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Leeds council has come up with a novel way of sidestepping the controversial … Continue reading

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Ian Duncan Smith to face grilling from MPs over misuse of statistics

From The New Statesman: The work and pensions select committee launches an inquiry after Duncan Smith was rebuked by the UK Statistics Authority for misrepresenting figures on the benefit cap. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith arrives to attend … Continue reading

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Two win sickness benefit test legal challenge

From BBC News: Those with mental health problems can struggle to gather the right evidence for the benefit test Two people with mental health problems have won a legal challenge against the government tests for sickness benefit. Judges at the … Continue reading

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Health and schools cash for defence

From The Telegraph: Hundreds of millions of pounds will be taken from the ring-fenced budgets for health and education and used to protect the Armed Forces from a fresh round of spending cuts, under plans being drawn up in Whitehall. … Continue reading

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Water cannons on standby for summer riots

From The Express: Home Secretary Theresa May is said to be in favour of their deployment by police for the first time outside of Northern Ireland amid fears of summer riots. Both the Metropolitan Police and the Association of Chief … Continue reading

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English Council Election Results

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