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How much money do you need to live on? The BBC provides no answer

Fri, 26/04/2013 - 15:10 -- nick

The benefit cap came into force last week in four London boroughs.

Limiting working age families to £500 each week in benefits, and single people to £350 each week, the cap will be rolled out nationwide from October.

Given how high housing costs are, particularly in London and the south-east, the cap is likely to mean big cuts in the money received by many families.

In response to this, the BBC has written an article on living on a low income, asking whether it is possible to live on the kind of weekly allowances the cap will provide.

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Be careful what you tweet

Mon, 15/04/2013 - 09:55 -- JobZoo

Britain’s first youth police and crime commissioner, Paris Brown , has been caught out for posting offensive tweets on her Twitter account (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22083032). Last week, 17 year-old Paris Brown apologised for her “stupid, immoral” tweets which were posted before she was appointed by the police. Kent police force has been criticised for not checking Brown’s social media accounts before she was elected.

Jobcentre sanctions - questions the government and DWP must answer

Mon, 25/03/2013 - 15:07 -- nick

On Thursday 21st March, The Guardian carried a report that should worry every unemployed person.

Interviewing Jobcentre staff, and finding other compelling evidence, it showed that, contrary to government denials, Jobcentres are using league tables and targets to force the sanctioning of jobseekers, removing their benefits for a period.

The jobs gap – will retail be the next mining?

Thu, 07/02/2013 - 22:42 -- nick

A new film is to be released at the cinema soon that aims to make economics more relevant and understandable by a wider audience. ‘Inequality for All’, presented by Robert Reich, is a documentary that will show how and why the world’s economy has suffered as much as it has in the last five years and before, and why its problems are likely to get worse.

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