Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Minister 'tried to censor' video aimed at helping disability claimants to appeal | Society | guardian.co.uk
Almost half of the 500 disabled people and carers polled for charity Scope said attitudes to them had worsened.
It comes after ministers released data suggesting 55% of sickness benefit claimants were no longer eligible for it.
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Only it wasn't alarming at all. It was the same as the figure for criminal records among the general working age population ...
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Thursday, 12 July 2012
The warning that the UK housing market is only at the start of a 17-year, inflation-adjusted slump came as the accounting firm predicted that the economy will flat-line this year before growing just 1.7pc in 2013. Average house prices will have bounced back to their 2007 high in cash terms by 2017, PwC said, but will need another seven years to catch up with inflation. By 2020, headline prices will be up 30pc but still 7pc below their real terms peak.
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"“Henceforth, those formerly on the ‘first rung’ of the property ladder will find themselves ‘hanging by a fraying property rope over a fast-flowing river’."
via Tucats's Favorite Links on cosmos from Diigo http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/property-ladder-replaced-by-treacherous-property-rope-bridge-2012070633288
They believe there is strong evidence that disabled people are facing an increase in targeted hostility and hate crime as a result of stories that have been published in newspapers such as the Daily Mail, particularly on the subject of disability benefits.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
If this is true then it is going to have a very negative effect and will almost certainly accelerate the move by landlords away from housing benefit tenants.