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Changes to Universal Credit mean nearly 1 million poorer children will lose out on a free nutritious meal at lunch – costing parents £400 a year. Free school meals were brought in as one of a series of new investments in our schools by the Liberal Democrats in the coalition. Now they are being cut […]

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Councils have only been able to replace 4,944 of the 11,465 homes sold under right to buy in 2017/18, new government figures have revealed. The figures – which show only 43% of the homes sold have been replaced – have prompted calls for the Government to suspend the policy to stem the loss of social […]

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In the French presidential elections, Vladimir Putin publicly backed Marine Le Pen. Just 36 hours before the polls opened, a massive hack (nine gigabytes) of Emmanuel Macron’s campaign emails was released. In the French presidential elections, Vladimir Putin publicly backed Marine Le Pen. Just 36 hours before the polls opened, a massive hack of Emmanuel […]

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The number of families living in temporary accommodation has risen to 79,000, according to the latest government figures. Council leaders warned the figures – which also show more than 123,000 homeless children were living in temporary accommodation – demonstrate the need for the Homelessness Reduction Act to be fully funded. Cllr Martin Tett, the Local […]

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May’s reference to a Brexit ‘dividend’ which would fund a £20 billion rise in funding for the NHS is unfounded and it is indicative of an increasing Tory lurch towards populist sentiment. In a time where rash claims and ‘authentic’ political language are grabbing the attention of the masses, the Tories are attempting to benefit […]

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Government cuts are stopping councils from tackling unauthorised traveller sites, say planners Councils are prevented from dealing with unauthorised traveller sites because of the cost and complexity involved, according to planning experts. The Royal Town Planning Institute says this means councils have been unable to take necessary enforcement action on unauthorised developments and encampments. This […]

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Thank you Melania. Thank you Ivanka. Thank you also Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary for Homeland Security. Thank you for engineering a reversal of the inhumane policy that tore 2,842 children away from their immigrant parents. No thanks for President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly or shadowy prince of darkness […]

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Confused about Universal Credit?

by danielbarker on 2 July, 2018

Universal Credit is a new In and Out of work benefit that is paid monthly. Are you are affected or do you know someone who is? Come along to this free information session to hear more about Universal Credit from the Department for Work & Pensions: Date: Wednesday 18th July 2018 Venue: Moxley People’s Centre, […]

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Walsall Council will have the opportunity to comment on the latest proposals for the West Midlands Combined Authority Devolution Deal 2 when it meets in full session on Monday 16th July 2018 following a recommendation passed at the “five minute” Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. It is unlikely that full council will not approve the deal […]

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More than six out of 10 people across England support more social housing being built in their area, according to a survey. The Chartered Institute of Housing says 80% of those surveyed said social housing was important because it helps people on lower incomes find a home which would not be affordable in the private […]

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