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The Budget for Claimants

Wednesday 18 March, 2015

A number of measures were announced that will affect DWP claimants, pensioners and staff. These include: A package of measures to better support people with mental health conditions. This includes early access to supported Online Cognitive Behav...

Underemployment Remains High

Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Underemployment v Unemployment UK unemployment in March 2015 has fallen by 102,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to January, official figures show. The unemployment rate remains at 5.7% but the number of people in work is at an all-time high, t...

Zero Hour Contracts

Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Another set of statistics from the Office for National Statistics on the number of zero hours contracts has prompted the usual public debate as zero hours contracts continue in their role as symbol of everything that has gone wrong in the UK labour m...

Budget Day News

Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Following suggestions by the Low Pay Commission,  the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is to rise by 20p an hour to £6.70. This will come into effect in October.  Also the Tax Band where we have to start paying tax for many of us increases to £1...

ABC Press Release

Monday 16 March, 2015

The Association of Pension & Benefits Claimants CIC, has launched a campaign to encourage UK citizens to register to vote online.  Members of the public have until Monday 20 April 2015 to register to vote in the general election on Thursday...

On-Line Voter Registration

Monday 16 March, 2015

News release published: 16-03-2015 The Electoral Commission has today launched a major public awareness campaign to remind people they must register to vote by the April 20 deadline if they want to take part in the General Election.Recent research co...

Only Cowards Carry

Monday 16 March, 2015

The ABC are proud to announce that Only Cowards Carry Weapons Awareness organization will be joining the ABC database shortly.  Only Cowards Carry Weapons Awareness was founded in November 2012 by Caroline Shearer in memory of her 17 year old so...

Register to Vote Now

Friday 13 March, 2015

 The ABC has been appointed a partner of the Electorial Commission in relation to their campaign to encorage people to register to vote on-line. The Electoral Commission is an independent body set up by the UK Parliament. It regulates party and...

JCP Bright Ideas

Saturday 07 March, 2015

The good folk at the Jobcentre Plus bright ideas department, are up to it again, and this time the effects are close to home. Sanctioning Claimants is bad enough, but how mad can it get, when the JCP start sanctioning people for not job searching eno...

State Pensions Update

Wednesday 04 March, 2015

DWP has published a State Pension Toolkit, with guidance and promotional material to help organisations and employers communicate the changes to the State Pension being introduced in April 2016. From April 2016 the current State Pension will be repla...

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