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Homeless Charity Claimed UK Is €cruel” To Benefit Claimants

Homeless charity Crisis has claimed that a benefits sanction map from the Department of Work and Pensions shows how benefits claimants are treated with cruelty in the UK.

Cameron Promises Welfare Perks For Pensioners

David Cameron has promised to protect free bus passes, winter fuel payments, free TV licences and medicine related subsides for the old.

Household Incomes Still At Pre Crisis Level

The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that average household incomes are only at the same level that they were before the 2008 financial crisis, and are still more than 2% below their 2009/2010 peak.

Cameron Promises 200,000 New Starter Homes

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised that 200,000 new starter homes will be built in England by 2020, if the Tories win this years general election.

UK House Prices Fall In January

The average price of a home fell in January for the first time in five months, as inflation in the UK continued to slow. Research from Nationwide indicates that prices fell by 0.1 per cent, coming down from £188,446 in January to £187,964, while annual house price growth slowed for the sixth consecutive month.

Government Changes Law To Tackle Cold Calling

The Government has announced new changes to the law to combat cold calling and nuisance text messages, including the ability to impose fines of up to £500,000.

Wages To Rise This Year

UK workers will receive a pay rise in real terms this year for the first time since 2007, according to data from EY Item Club, the economic forecaster.

Inflation Falls To Lowest Level Since Records Began

Inflation fell to the lowest level ever recorded in January, relinquishing financial pressure on consumers across the UK. The consumer prices index was first recorded in 1989, and industry experts have predicted that it could still fall further in the coming months.

UK Care Workers Are Missing Out On Minimum Wage

Over a tenth of UK care workers are not being paid the minimum wage of £6.50 per hour, according to research from The Resolution Foundation.

Labour Promise To Double Paternity Leave

If Labour are voted into power they will double the amount of paid paternity leave new fathers can take, from two weeks to four weeks, Ed Miliband has said.

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