Monthly Archives: October 2016

Food Banks Gear up for Christmas.

Originally posted on Ipswich Unemployed Action.:
Food Banks are an emotional subject. There is no doubt that people use them out of necessity. There is little doubt that those running them have good intentions and work hard at what they…

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New Study: Benefit sanctions forcing people to use food banks, which “should not become an informal substitution for the social safety net.”

Originally posted on Ipswich Unemployed Action.:
“Should not become an informal substitution for the social safety net” says Report. Few things are more degrading than having to reply on food hand outs because of poverty, and specifically, as the result…

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ESA Claimants: A New Trick From The DWP

Originally posted on Same Difference:
? Spotted on Facebook. Please share widely. ESA claimants mind a new trick out of the DWP’s hat! If you have worsened after failing an ESA test and claim ESA again, they can now make…

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TAXATION of the nation through MANIPULATED MORALS

Originally posted on THE GAVZETTE:
YOU MAY BE WONDERING EXACTLY WHAT I AM ON ABOUT HERE AND RIGHTFULLY SO WHY DO YOU PAY TAXES ??, just ask yourself this simple question . So lets begin, the reason you pay TAXES are,…

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Research Into The Effects Of Financial Difficulties On Mental Health

Originally posted on Same Difference:
The below has just been left as a comment here by a reader named Charlotte. ? I’m researching the effects of financial difficulties on mental health. What helps, what hinders, and how it changes over…

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Debbie Abrahams MP Calls For Complete Axing Of Benefit Assessments

Originally posted on Same Difference:
A Greater Manchester MP has demanded the government completely scraps ‘wholly inappropriate’ fitness-to-work tests for disabled and severely-ill people. Earlier this month, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams…

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The Nudge Unit’s u-turn on benefit sanctions indicates the need for even more lucrative nudge interventions, say nudge theorists

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
Some context: the new neuroliberalism and “behavioural insights” The behaviourist turn in government administration – the use of targeted citizen behavioural conditionality in neoliberal policy making –  has expanded globally and is linked to…

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