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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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Britain’s real shirkers and scroungers – Shuvo Loha: Comment is free

The cost of living is not in line with income, so the state steps in ??? saving big business money and lining landlords’ pockets The autumn statement saw the chancellor lay a fiendish trap for the Labour party. He has devised a “welfare uprating b… Continue reading

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Number of homeless children soars by 60 per cent in a year

The number of children and pregnant women forced to live in bed and breakfast accommodation has risen by 60 per cent in a year, according to a new report. Homeless Bound, by the National Housing Federation, also found that over a third of families… Continue reading

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