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Disabled woman to take DWP to court over ‘immoral’ automatic benefit deductions

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A disabled woman is to challenge the Department for Work and Pensions in court over what she calls its “immoral” policy of allowing landlords and utilities companies to automatically make deductions from monthly benef...

The Guardian view on Amazon’s shops: benefit society, not just consumers

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What Amazon does today, its competitors seem to do tomorrow. That is why the arrival of Amazon’s futuristic shops are both troubling and important. The company’s new grocery stores do away with cashiers and use a Big ...

The £20 benefit cut is the most morally indefensible thing I’ve seen in politics

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There is, of course, never a right moment to cut social security benefits. But with the world dangling at the edge of an economic precipice, the price of basics – food and energy – threatening to rocket upwards and 30...

The Guardian view on benefit cuts: the fight against poverty is on

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The government appears hellbent on inflicting immeasurable hardship. Ignoring warnings, pleas and recommendations from charities, thinktanks, opposition parties and six former Conservative welfare secretaries, Rishi S...

Dream on! The surprising health benefit of a weekend lie-in

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Name: The weekend lie-in. Age: As old as the weekend. Appearance: An unmoving lump under a duvet, with the sun shining on it. Ah! What a guilty pleasure. Apparently, you shouldn’t feel any guilt. Because you’re uncon...

Furlough-style benefit could guarantee 80% of earnings, says thinktank

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Hundreds of thousands of people would be guaranteed up to 80% of their earnings for a maximum of six months if they lose their job, under furlough-style proposals to overhaul the current unemployment benefit system. U...

‘Can we opt out?’: New Zealand benefit increases leave some worse off

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“It feels like a broken promise,” says Bella*, a thirtysomething Auckland mother of one for whom this month’s ostensible benefit increases have turned into something quite different – a $75 a week loss of income. On 1...

‘My savings were gone’: millions who lost work during Covid faced benefit system chaos

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Unemployed workers are pushing for reforms and changes to America’s unemployment insurance system after millions of workers experienced severe problems in receiving benefits throughout the pandemic. Workers across Ame...

Raise child benefit by £10 a week, urge government’s social mobility advisers

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The government’s social mobility advisers have called for a multi-billion pound investment in welfare, education, and jobs to put disadvantaged youngsters at the heart of the UK’s recovery from the pandemic, and tackl...

Judge approves sale of Miami condo collapse site for victims’ benefit

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A Florida judge has approved the sale of the oceanfront property where a collapsed Florida condominium once stood, with proceeds intended to benefit victims of the deadly disaster. At a hearing, Miami-Dade circuit ju...

Benefit cut will leave jobless families unable to live decently, research finds

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The £20-a-week cut to universal credit in October will leave out-of-work families with children barely half the income needed to achieve a socially-acceptable basic standard of living, according to new research. Many...

24-hour Covid benefit concert announced with the Weeknd, Billie Eilish and more

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A 24-hour livestreamed concert to benefit global recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic has been announced for 25 September. Music stars including the Weeknd, Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish are confirmed to perform at Glo...

The £20 benefit cut won’t happen. Johnson can’t level up while levelling down

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The six million poorest households in the country will lose £20 a week, it was confirmed last week. That universal credit axe is due in October, as the Treasury harvests £6bn a year from those with least. Yet in a spe...

Don’t slash Covid benefit uplift, former Tory minister urges

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The former minister who oversaw the introduction of universal credit has called on the government to maintain key benefit increases introduced during the pandemic, lamenting that it had taken a global health crisis fo...

Aviva might benefit from an agitator but the risk is over-reach

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An activist investor would have been very useful at Aviva for most of the insurer’s 20-odd years of existence, frustrated shareholders will feel. Outside the banking sector, it’s hard to think of a major UK financial ...

Thousands of UK men to benefit after NHS approves prostate cancer drug

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Thousands of men in the UK with advanced prostate cancer are to benefit from a new drug after it was approved for NHS use. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has recommended enzalutamide as a...

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