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Paper Bag Floors – A Tutorial

Those of you that are looking for an affordable, attractive, totally doable flooring solution have come to the right place! My husband and I are …

Bedroom tax fails to help tenants move, says report

A BBC investigation suggests the government's controversial changes to housing benefit have failed to achieve one of the main aims of the policy.<p>Ministers claimed that cutting the spare room subsidy, described by critics as the "bedroom tax", would free up under-occupied homes and reduce …

Housing

Think welfare spending is spiralling out of control? You're wrong | Ha-Joon Chang

Britain's welfare spending is actually about average, while claims that it is wasteful should be seriously challenged<p>With Labour voting for the government's bill to cap welfare spending, the debate on the welfare state has taken a decisively wrong turn. The issue is not the cap itself, its level, …

Judge orders DWP to disclose Universal Credit documents

• <b>Documents set to reveal full extent of chaos in flagship scheme</b>• <b><br>Could provide ‘smoking gun’ showing IDS misled parliament</b>• <b><br>Tribunal slams “sharp</b> …

Woman with ‘a lot to live for’ took her own life after ‘flawed’ Atos work capability assessment slashed her benefits by a third, watchdog says

A woman with a history of depression took her own life because her benefits were cut following an Atos capability assessment, a mental health …

Mental Health watchdog calls for changes to fit-for-work tests after woman commits suicide following cut to benefits

AN investigation into the women's death, carried out by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, found a lack of sensitivity to the impact benefit …

Mental Health

Benefits assessment led to woman’s suicide says watchdog

The woman had a history of depression and was on significant medication, but scored zero points in a Work Capability Assessment (WCA), carried out by …

Atos quits government contract to assess benefit claimants as Department for Work and Pensions shambles continues

Atos is quitting its contract to assess whether people on benefits are fit to work.<p>The Government announced this morning that Atos will withdraw from …

Great Britain

Denied work, Britain's poor have become 'untermensch'

Millions of hardworking families can no longer afford a social life, shoes for their children, to go swimming or to the cinema.<p>A depraved Sheriff of …

Universities should support protest, not suppress it

For too long, students and staff at our universities have stood by while these public institutions have been turned into privately controlled factories churning out graduates without futures. Now the government's agenda is being called into question by protests on campuses across the country, but …

The global Transition tipping point has arrived - vive la révolution

A new post-carbon era dawns as the old fossil fuel system dies. It's time to step up.<p>Last Friday, I posted an exclusive report about a new NASA-backed scientific research project at the US National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (Sesync) to model the risks of civilisational collapse, based on …

Iain Duncan Cupid?

<b>Can Iain Duncan Smith claim to be a latter-day Cupid? Is the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) mending broken relationships? Are government policies actively helping separated parents find love again and move back together?</b><p>That appears to be the claim this week from a DWP press release …

DWP

10 of the best Tony Benn quotes - as picked by our readers

1) “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.”<p>Tony Benn was interviewed in Sicko, Michael Moore’s documentary film about the health industry in the US. Explaining the post-war creation of the welfare state, he said the popular mood of the 1945 election was: “If …

Back to basics: the government’s grim decision to kill off the Independent Living Fund for disabled people

Two years ago John Kelly, an artist and long-term wheelchair user, was singing at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony. Without the ILF this would never …

How to appeal and strangle the bedroom tax – 5 minutes (and you’re almost there!)

Dear tenant have you got 5 minutes? If so you can launch an appeal against the bedroom tax. Yes I did say 5 minutes as that it all it takes. Here’s …

Preservation order: get fermenting and pickling those vegetables

Do you love potatoes more than life itself? Are you a cook who just cannot get enough cabbage? No, thought not. Still, if you eat seasonally and avoid air-freighted fruit and veg, such worthy perennials may be all you have had to play with for the past few months. It's a problem that brothers Matt …

I take my hat off to Iain Duncan Smith. Only he could turn a disability crisis into a fiasco

We no longer discuss whether Iain Duncan Smith's reforms will succeed or fail. We no longer need thinktanks and charities to produce reports on what might happen if you attempt to reform every strand of the social security system at once, without taking any advice at all from people who actually …

Mental health charities warn cuts 'put lives at risk'

<b>Six mental health organisations in England are warning that NHS cuts are putting lives at risk.</b><p>It comes as figures reveal that early intervention schemes to help young mental health patients have been reduced over the past 12 months.<p>Mental health trusts are being asked to save almost 20% more from …

Mental Health

Bedroom tax – how to get rid and yet more successful appeals

<b>A room is what it is used for – no ifs no buts end of!</b><p>Every council decided in every bedroom tax decision that if a room <i>could be</i> a bedroom it was a …

Japanese cuisine: how washoku is taking over Britain

Few words trip so pleasingly off the tongue as <i>washoku</i>. It translates as "Japanese cuisine", and has recently been included on Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage list – a privilege formerly reserved for French cuisine. This should radically open up Japanese cooking and ingredients to food lovers …

Europe accuses UK of paying illegally-low benefits

The level of Britain's major benefits payments is illegally low, and could be raised in court according to a respected European …

Home networking explained, part 9: Access your home computer remotely

<b>Editors' note:</b><i>This post is part of an ongoing series. For the other parts, check out the related stories.</i><p>If you've been following this series, you'll know that I explained the LAN and WAN ports on a home router in part 1. And now, I need to tell you how you can use this information to remotely …

How posh are you? Etiquette quiz will tell you if you can bluff your way into high society

Being common is so last year. Falling out of taxis, drunk, dopey and disorderly is to be banished if you want to be on-trend for the year ahead.<p>Hems …

Nigel Slater's poached eggs with salmon and beetroot hollandaise

The recipe<p>Trim a medium-sized beetroot, but don't peel it. Wash it thoroughly, then boil it in unsalted water for about 30 minutes until tender. Drain the beetroot, then slide off its skin with your thumbs. Dice the beetroot finely. Make a butter sauce. Melt 100g of butter in a small pan and set …