RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:The warped logic of making the poor pay more | Barbara Ellen on BenGummer.net The 55p universal credit helpline is just one way the least well off are forced to fork out more than anyone elseThere was a grim inevitability to the news that Department for Work and Pensions’ helplines for people […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793: Loneliness as bad for health as long-term illness, says GPs’ chief on BenGummer.net GPs will be urged to make time to see lonely patients, who are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with good social network Being lonely can be as bad for someone’s health as having a long-term […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Austerity policy blamed for record numbers of children taken into care on BenGummer.net Fragmented approach to public services is damaging communities in England and punishing the poor, say council leadersWelfare reforms, reductions in family support services such as Sure Start, and rising poverty levels are fuelling record numbers of children being taken […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793: School exclusions data in England only ‘the tip of the iceberg’ on BenGummer.net Five times more children being educated in schools for excluded pupils than official figures show, say researchersGovernment figures for the number of children permanently excluded from school are “the tip of the iceberg”, with five times more children […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:TUC raises alarm over retirement poverty facing hospitality staff on BenGummer.net Many workers slipping through net of the government’s pensions auto-enrolment system, according to surveyAlmost a million hospitality staff are among workers at risk of a retirement in poverty, a study of blackspots in the government’s flagship pensions policy has shown.According to […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Putting Granny online? No thanks| Victoria Coren Mitchell on BenGummer.net I’m all for doing something for old people. But don’t ask me to put family snaps on the webToday is National Grandparents’ Day. AgeUK is asking people to tweet, Instagram, hashtag (and other words your granny would not have understood) a photograph […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793: The River Cafe’s Ruth Rogers: ‘Do I wish we served cheaper food? I’ve thought about that a lot’ on BenGummer.net The nation’s eating habits have changed dramatically since Rogers opened her restaurant – focused on local, seasonal ingredients – 30 years ago. She says chefs aren’t control freaks but things turn […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Government rebuked for failing to address homelessness crisis on BenGummer.net National Audit Office says ministers have no grip on the causes of issue that costs the taxpayer more than £1bn a yearA sharp rise in homelessness over the past five years, fuelled by increasing private sector rents and cuts in housing benefit, […]
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