Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Reduce state pension age to boost jobs for the young

Giving early access to the state pension could reduce the pressure on 16-24-year olds to find employment and reduce the future skills gap, say leading tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg. David Hough, a business...

‘No excuse’ for Tories failure to provide financial support to millions while refusing to tackle tax avoidance

Tory government accused of failing to support millions of small businesses and workers hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Benefits ‘scrounger’ narrative is deterring people from claiming support due to Covid

Poverty charity calls for changes to reduce benefits stigma.

New child poverty data reveals the shocking extent of hardship in the UK

"The children affected are on a cliff edge, and the pandemic will only sweep them further into danger."

Coronavirus: Tories warned that ‘new shielding guidance lacks basic protections’

UK government "is not providing robust support and protections for those most at risk."

SNP call for universal basic income pilot

Party says UBI has the potential to solve the poverty crisis.

Reports of disability hate crime continue to rise as number of police charges fall

New figures show a continuing increase in reports of disability hate crime to police.

‘Millions face a bitter winter of rising unemployment and squeezed living standards’, says MP

Tory government has "deliberately chosen" to let unemployment soar, says SNP MP.

Tories must restore the rights of disabled people scrapped under Coronavirus Act

Letter signed by more than 60 organisations including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Liberty and Mind.

Charities see requests for support more than double during Covid-19 pandemic

Grant-giving charities have seen applications for financial and non-financial support increase significantly since lockdown began.

Disabled dad left in ‘mouldy and mouse-infested’ temporary accommodation for three years

Ombudsman investigation found that the council failed in its duty to provide suitable accommodation.

Elderly man suffers after council splits him from his wife

Ombudsman says council "made inadequate efforts to help the man see his wife".

‘The Forgotten Angels’ – Why we must act now to prevent a collapse of Social Care

One woman speaks out about the desperate need to support a social care system on the brink of collapse.

Government’s ‘deafening silence’ a year on from damning ‘access to welfare’ report branded ‘shameful’

“The ‘six-month rule’ severely restricts access to vital financial support for many terminally ill people."

86% of parents of autistic children felt lack of government support during lockdown

Families of autistic young people need to feel confident in the amount of support available.

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