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UK’s poorest 20% pay proportionately more tax than the richest 20%

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UK Trade Union membership vs Income of UK’s top 1%

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Poor nations ‘deprived of billions as half of investment is chanelled through tax havens’

Report says one single transaction could have provided every Indian primary school child with a subsidised meal for a year if it been taxed fully Some of the world’s poorest countries are missing out on billions each year due to … Continue reading

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Young and poor hit hardest as UK cuts widen inequality, says OECD

Senior analyst says coalition has chosen policies likely to ‘fall on the back of the poor population groups’ The OECD has warned that Britain faces rising levels of inequality by pursuing austerity polices that are widening the gulf between rich and poor. In a … Continue reading

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Watch out, George Osborne: Smith, Marx and even the IMF are after you

When even the IMF’s free market ideologues recoil from the UK chancellor’s austerity politics, democracy itself is at stake George Osborne and his Treasury officials are gearing up for a fight. They’ve promised to make life difficult for the other … Continue reading

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Benefits cap leads to eviction notices in trial area – Guardian

Social landlords in Haringey say changes to welfare system are forcing them to take legal proceedings to terminate leases Tenants participating in a trial of the government’s controversial benefit cap are being sent eviction letters because the welfare changes mean they “may … Continue reading

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From the BBC: how not to eat healthily for £1 a day

Originally posted on Aethelread the Unread:
The BBC have published an article by one Brian Milligan, which purports to show that it is possible to eat a healthy, varied diet for less than £1 a day. The article is –…

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Poor have suffered bigger hit to incomes than rich, says Bank survey – Independent

The poor have seen their incomes squeezed more than the rich over the past year and households are reining in spending as they grapple with uncomfortably large debt burdens, a new survey commissioned by the Bank of England reveals today. The surve… Continue reading

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Ripped-off Britons: Is the UK national debt at a historical high?

Actually it’s lower than it has been for most of the last 300 years. In the Autumn Statement of 2012 the chancellor???s idea of ???more Austerity??? was not much of a surprise. To prove “we are all in it together” Osborne cut benefits for the poor and d… Continue reading

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Exposed: the myth of a ‘culture of worklessness’

Stories about the real extent and problem of worklessness are finally making headlines, jostling with those about “welfare scroungers” and “shirkers” and “strivers”. Last week, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation revealed the scale of “in-work poverty”… Continue reading

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