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A COUNCILLOR says “no-one is above the law” – including himself - after several local government in Tendring and Colchester figures failed to pay their council tax on time. This was according to a report collated by Newsquest’s Data Investigations Un...

NEW LAWS - The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., steered a Bill providing for a new social insurance scheme of Jobseeker’s Benefit for the Self-Employed (JBSE) through its final stages in the Dáil tonight. O...

SLEEP OUT - Following on from the success of 2017 and 2018, Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park goes global with major sleep out events taking place in 50 cities on one night, including Edinburgh, on Saturday 7th December. Edinburgh’s World’s Big Sleep O...

Labour Market Statistics: October 2019

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Commenting on Octobers figures, ONS deputy head of labour market statistics Matt Hughes said: “The employment rate is still rising year-on-year, but this growth has cooled noticeably in recent months. Among the under-25s, the employment rate has actu...

QUEENS SPEECH - The Queen has confirmed that the implementation of the Pensions Schemes Bill will be brought forward, legislating for the introduction of pensions dashboards as well as collective defined contribution (CDC) pension...

HOMELESSNESS - Having just come back from Japan we found this article very interesting  The Japanese prime minister has said typhoon shelters "should be open to everyone" - after two homeless people were turned away during the country's worst st...

LATEST STATISTICS - The labour market statistics were published today by the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA). NI unemployment rate remains below UK rate. The latest NI seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the period Jun...

UC STATISTICS - As we say here at the ABC: '90% of people are not sure if they belive in statistics, the other 10% don't know' (Boom, Boom). This interactive map shows how many Universal Credit claims are live and in what areas.  http://dwp-stat...

DWP Staff on Strike

Monday 14 October, 2019

STRIKE ACTION - The civil service’s biggest union has claimed responsibility for a hiring drive that is expected to create 56 new Department for Work and Pensions roles in Derby related to Universal Credit. PCS said members at the city’s Universal Cr...

POVERTY - More than 300 organisations have taken part, organising over 400 events across Scotland! Supporters included 15 faith leaders, 20 local authorities, schools, football clubs, businesses, politicians, trade unions, third sector, public sector...

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