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Jeremy Corbyn slams ‘poverty porn’ in TV shows like Benefits Street
Jeremy Corbyn has slammed ‘poverty porn’ in TV shows like Channel 4‘s Benefits Street. The Labour leader was taking part in a Q&A session after a screening of Dispossession at the Curzon Chelsea cinema with director Paul Sng.
The Canary - Posted 19/12/2017

Jeremy Corbyn calls for end to 'poverty porn' TV shows like Benefits Street
Labour leader accuses programme makers of 'demonising' working class communities.
The Independent - Posted 19/12/2017

Sixty Icon Grenfell Tower and building safety
Secretary of State's update to the House on the on-going response to June’s tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and the government's wider review of building safety.
GOV.UK - Posted 19/12/2017

Sixty Icon Northamptonshire council tax to increase by nearly 5%
Residents face a council tax rise of 4.98% as Northamptonshire County Council looks to make cuts of £34.3m.
BBC - Posted 18/12/2017

Sixty Icon England's councils may be doing well, or terribly. We have no way of knowing
How did a government committed to massive cuts in public spending casually get rid of the one body that could have appraised their impact?
The Guardian - Posted 18/12/2017

Sixty Icon Some benefits sanctions cases ‘where we got it wrong’, admits Cabinet minister
David Gauke stressed that people with mental health problems could be helped by the structure of being in work.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 18/12/2017

Metro mayors have the potential to radically change England’s government
The new mayors have been sure-footed and are fulfilling expectations.
Centre for Cities - Posted 18/12/2017

Diane Abbott: Listen to CBI and NHS' on Brexit migration
Public services and businesses would be in a "terrible position" if there was a big reduction in migration post-Brexit, Labour's Diane Abbott has told the BBC.
BBC - Posted 17/12/2017

Sixty Icon End of term report: How is James Palmer doing as mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough?
The collapse of the vast East Anglia devolution deal in November 2016 looked to have killed off devolution in the East of England. But a late push locally saw Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (C&P) announce a deal to set up a Combined Authority in March this year, ahead of the mayoral elections in May.
CityMetric - Posted 17/12/2017

Pensions Secretary admits there have been benefits cases 'where we got it wrong'
David Gauke argued that overall the benefits regime was helping people back into work.
The Independent - Posted 17/12/2017

The cruelty of universal credit represents how the Tories betrayed the north
The Tory government has failed the north of England on transport links, policing, health, industrial innovation and the environment. Greater Manchester is the epitome of neglect.
LabourList - Posted 15/12/2017

‘Future Dorset’ reforms to create new opportunities for young people across Dorset
The reform of local government in Dorset is set to create new opportunities for young people across the county – through schemes to aid first time buyers, aiding councils to work with universities and building affordable housing.
BUzz - Posted 15/12/2017

Sixty Icon Unfairly dismissed council boss awarded £94,000
A former council boss who was unfairly dismissed from her role with a North East authority has been awarded £94,000 in compensation.
BBC - Posted 15/12/2017

Sixty Icon Deporting EU rough sleepers from UK unlawful, High Court rules
A Home Office policy of removing EU citizens found sleeping rough on UK streets is unlawful and must stop, the High Court has ruled.
BBC - Posted 15/12/2017

HS2 redundancy pay 'shocking waste' of taxpayer cash
Unauthorised redundancy payments made by the state-owned company managing the HS2 rail project were a "shocking waste of taxpayers' money", MPs have said.
BBC - Posted 15/12/2017

Sixty Icon Reversing the 1960s Beeching rail cuts will help tackle the housing crisis, says Chris Grayling
Plans to reopen rail lines by reversing the Beeching cuts in the 1960s will help tackle the housing crisis, Chris Grayling has claimed.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 15/12/2017

Changing face of homelessness highlighted in Ombudsman report
Homelessness is increasingly affecting families from areas and professions who previously might never have expected to face problems finding somewhere to live, a new report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman can reveal.
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman - Posted 15/12/2017

High Court calls removal of EU rough sleepers ‘unlawful’
Government says it is disappointed at the decision but won’t be appealing.
24 Housing - Posted 14/12/2017

Home Office policy to deport EU rough sleepers ruled unlawful
High court says removal of homeless individuals originally from EEA countries is contrary to EU law and discriminatory.
The Guardian - Posted 14/12/2017

Sajid Javid pays respects to Grenfell victims
Six months after the Grenfell Tower fire, the secretary of state for communities and local government releases condolence statement.
24 Housing - Posted 14/12/2017

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