Category: Social Policy

Council tax to rise across England as austerity hits hard

Council tax to rise across England as austerity hits hard

Council tax to rise across England as austerity hits hard A Brexit crashout will greatly exacerbate council funding gaps. Council taxes will rise as benefits decline. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/14/council-tax-to-rise-across-england-as-austerity-hits-hard?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

DWP apologises for telling seriously ill man to find a job

DWP apologises for telling seriously ill man to find a job

DWP apologises for telling seriously ill man to find a job This is part of the Tory party brutalist neoliberal policies that gave the UK the Wondrush immigration scandal. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/04/dwp-apologise-for-telling-seriously-ill-man-to-find-a-job?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Can the Government Help You Save for Retirement? – The Wall Street Journal.

Can the Government Help You Save for Retirement? – The Wall Street Journal.

Can the Government Help You Save for Retirement? These suggestions are all tinkering around the edges. Without dramatic increase in wages, savings discipline and budget busting contributions from corporate and govt, millions are doomed to a bitterly disappointing retirement. https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-the-government-help-you-save-for-retirement-11549035000

Revealed: the free-market groups helping the tobacco industry

Revealed: the free-market groups helping the tobacco industry

Revealed: the free-market groups helping the tobacco industry Nice investigative piece by @guardiannews When is a think tank a lobbying group? I don’t buy the argument that donations don’t influence opinions. https://www.theguardian.com/business/ng-interactive/2019/jan/23/free-market-thinktanks-tobacco-industry?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress