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After Carillion we have the chance to build a better country - The Guardian

The behemoth’s collapse should shatter taboos about borrowing and could herald a new era of public investmentSometimes a single event can destroy not one dogma but two. So it may prove with the collapse of Carillion, the one-time construction company that mushroomed into a behemoth that did everything from paving motorways to managing operating theatres and ladling…See More
Jan 20
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Esther McVey becomes DWP minister: Four alarming statements she's made about people on benefits - The Independent

Former TV presenter has said use of food banks is 'right' and benefit sanctions 'teach' job seekers to look for work seriously.Esther McVey's appointment as Work and Pensions Secretary has been met with a backlash from MPs and campaigners over previous comments she has made in the past about benefit claimants.The former TV presenter once claimed that the use of food banks…See More
Jan 10
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Dec 15, 2017
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Families with stable jobs at risk of homelessness in Britain, report finds - Guardian

Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdogHomelessness is now a serious risk for working families with stable jobs who cannot find somewhere affordable to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords seeking higher rents, the local government ombudsman has warned.Michael King said nurses, taxi drivers, hospitality staff and council workers were among those assisted by his…See More
Dec 15, 2017
A blog post by Joanne Beaumont was featured

NHS bosses sound alarm over hospitals already running at 99% capacity - The Guardian

Bed shortages prompting concern for patient safety even before onset of winter weather and anticipated major flu outbreak Health policy editorThursday 7 December 2017 00.01 GMTHospitals are already as much as 99% full as the NHS braces itself for the winter – far over the 85% limit experts say must be maintained to protect patient safety.Hospital…See More
Dec 7, 2017
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Dec 7, 2017
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Survey reveals impact of proposed funding cuts on women fleeing abuse - The Guardian

Women’s Aid says 39% of refuges will have to close in England under plans to remove supported housing from welfare systemMore than 4,000 vulnerable women and children fleeing domestic abuse will be unable to access a refuge if government plans to remove guaranteed funding for the service go ahead, an emergency survey has found.In a survey of refuge services in England by Women’s Aid, 39% said they would have to close for good if they lost the funding,…See More
Nov 29, 2017
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Liverpool plans referendum on 10% council tax rise - The Guardian

Mayor says ‘desperate’ council needs £90m over next three years amid government cuts

Liverpool’s mayor, Joe Anderson

The people of Liverpool could be asked to vote on whether they should pay up to 10% more council tax to help their “desperate” local authority maintain public services in the face of government cuts.

Joe Anderson, Liverpool’s mayor, wants to…

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Posted on February 8, 2018 at 11:40

Council tax rises on the way as local authorities try to stay afloat - The Guardian

95% of councils in England could increase charges in April, while some will cut services

A council tax bill

Local authorities in England are teetering on the edge of a financial crisis, with most planning to increase council tax from April while continuing to cut services, a survey has found.…

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Posted on February 8, 2018 at 11:30

Surrey, UK’s richest county, hit by £100m cash crisis - The Times

Nine out of ten authorities will go over budget

Surrey’s usable reserves have been vastly depleted since 2013

Britain’s richest county is facing a £100 million cash crisis as scores of councils struggle to close budget deficits, an investigation has found.

Surrey county council has one of the worst financial shortfalls in the country, according to research seen by The Times. The disclosure came as nearly every part of England warned of tax rises to make ends meet and…

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Posted on February 8, 2018 at 11:10

Number of council homes sold off under Right to Buy increases five-fold in six years after Tories lift cap - The Independent

Councils warn spiralling sell-off of low-cost homes is 'unsustainable' as Labour calls for scheme to be halted

The rapid loss of social housing because of the Right to Buyscheme has been laid bare after new figures revealed more than five times more homes are being sold now…

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Posted on February 2, 2018 at 11:14

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