Responsive welfare

There are many debates and many opinions about the right approach to welfare reform. But at Citizens Advice we see more of the successes, failures and human impacts of the welfare system than any other organisation in any sector. Read more ...

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28 Jan 2015

Global social innovation round-up #01

New year (just), new name – Pioneers Post is committed to reporting on social innovation all over the world. To reflect this we've changed the name of our weekly round-up. From India to Sheffield see our pick of innovation news this week. Read more ...

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28 Jan 2015


And when the BBC presents its ambitions for the next decade, we will set out detailed proposals for BBC News. But the coming decade will also force BBC News to make a handful of big strategic choices. To ensure the public’s confidence in BBC News, it must be – and be seen to be – independent. The second part will follow, when BBC News presen [...] Read more ...

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28 Jan 2015

The Guardian

Graham Spiers reveals the cascade of poor decisions and dodgy deals which ruined the historic club Andrew Sparrow’s rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen, including George Osborne being questioned by the Commons Treasury committee about Scotland getting more tax powers Once a power in Europe, with weekly crowds [...] Read more ...

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28 Jan 2015

A British basic income? Green leader Natalie Bennett is a bad advocate of a good improvement to the welfare system

Green Party leader says 'it should not be a crime to join Isis or Al-Qaeda' Green Party leader Natalie Bennett: A Negative Income Tax gives a worker £2,000, say; a basic income may give a worker £4,000 and tax £2,000 of that away. Although a "basic income" is given to everyone regardless of income, its advocates typically suggest that it will be [...] Read more ...

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28 Jan 2015