Guaranteed Minimum Income

Stirling Council employees could be set to benefit from rise in the Living Wage

A proposed increase from £7.50 per hour to £8.75 is set to go before the authority's finance and economy committee this week.<p>More than 200 Stirling …

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Drop in teenage parents claiming welfare

Fewer teenage parents are claiming income support, new figures show, helping to break a costly cycle of welfare dependency.<p>There's been a 13 per cent …

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Students to get minimum income of £8,100 under new support plan

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Students in Scotland will be guaranteed an income of at least £8,100 a year under a package touted as the most generous …

Education

100,000 people on universal credit will not receive a payment at Christmas

At least 100,000 low-paid people on universal credit will receive no payment at Christmas, in a fresh controversy about the new benefit.<p>The claimants …

Universal Credit

Universal credit: Households to miss out on benefits over festive season

<b>Thousands of people on universal credit will not be paid over the festive season or will get a reduced payment, the BBC Moneybox show has highlighted.</b><p>Those hit will be some of the 67,000 people who claim the benefit while working and who are paid weekly.<p>This is because there are five paydays in …

Universal Credit

Cutting Universal Credit wait for payments won't solve the crisis, Ministers warned

A small reduction in the controversial six-week wait for Universal Credit payments will do little to solve the “crisis” facing claimants, Ministers …

Universal Credit

[Opinion] Mind the gap: inequality in our cities

The European Pillar of Social Rights is an opportunity to strengthen social cohesion through a fairer and more equitable redistribution of wealth. …

European News

Tories accuse SNP of breaking poll promise not to raise income tax

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is expected to hike income tax in ­December’s Budget despite the party pledging not to increase the basic rate for …

Ruth Davidson

This Week in Science: Nov 11 - 17, 2017

A team of researchers discovered an Earth-like exoplanet only 11 light-years away.<p>Scientists have found the first ever anti-aging genetic …

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We should all be working a four-day week. Here’s why

Ending life-sapping excessive hours was a pioneering demand for the labour movement. For the sake of our health and the economy we need to revisit it<p>Imagine there was a single policy that would slash unemployment and underemployment, tackle health conditions ranging from mental distress to high …

Opinion

The GOP Tax Plan Expands the Child Tax Credit -- for the Wealthy

(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/Sipa via AP Images)<p>Ivanka Trump discusses the importance of the Child Tax Credit on Capitol Hill on October 25, …

Liberal View

Universal Credit shouldn’t be scrapped – it is worth salvaging

The House of Commons has voted unanimously for the six-week period people must wait for their first Universal Credit payment to one month. Although …

Universal Credit

Fact check: Is Newstart spending growth lower under the Coalition and are recipients moving off it faster? - Fact Check - ABC News

The claim<p>Social Services Minister Christian Porter says the Government has been reining in the Newstart program, the main form of income support for …

Economy

Why are so many more women working in Canada than the US?

Canada and the US have a lot in common—they share a long border, language (for many people), and exchange pop culture. But when it comes to jobs, Canadian women are much more likely to be in the workforce than their US counterparts. Three decades of public policies and business incentives may …

Economy

Philanthropy gains importance in tackling problems

LEADERS around the world are confronted with major challenges, many of which seem too big to be resolved by one single stakeholder alone. The fourth …

News (China)

Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) unites a strange mix of people. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a …

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Six-week wait for universal credit set to be reduced

Government preparing to reduce wait for new benefit amid Tory backbenchers’ concerns about impact on constituents<p>The government is preparing to confirm that it will cut the six-week waiting time for universal credit, caving in to Conservative backbench rebels.<p>After being promised concessions by the …

Universal Credit

11 Million People In The UK Are Not "Just About Managing" At All, New Research Shows

There are 18.9 million people in the UK living below the "minimum income standard", according to a new report, and government policies are hitting certain types of families harder.

Race & Ethnicity

Wales' Children's Commissioner pleads with the Chancellor to stop Universal Credit roll-out

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has joined with her counterparts across the UK to plead for the Universal Credit rollout to be stopped.<p>Sally …

News (Wales)

Cutting waiting times is welcome – but it won’t stop the Universal Credit misery

There are more structural flaws, and a lot more glitches.<p>The government is set to cut the six week initial waiting time for Universal Credit, Sky …

Universal Credit

PMQs: Universal credit families risk Christmas eviction, says Corbyn

<b>Hundreds of families have been issued with eviction notices by a landlord concerned about the impact of universal credit, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed.</b><p>The Labour leader, speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, said the families, in Lincolnshire, risk losing their homes over Christmas.<p>He urged Theresa …

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The largest basic income experiment in history just launched in Kenya

GiveDirectly, a charity that has been financing direct cash transfers to poor villages in East Africa since 2008, announced Monday that it has …

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Capitalism Has a Problem. Is Free Money the Answer?

LONDON — One need not be a card-carrying revolutionary to deduce that global capitalism has a problem.<p>In much of the world, angry workers denounce a shortage of jobs paying enough to support middle-class life. Economists puzzle over the fix for persistently weak wage growth, just as robots appear …

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Ontario offers relief for small businesses

TORONTO — Ontario will slash small business taxes and offer millions in incentives aimed at easing the transition to an increasing minimum wage as …

Canadian News

Why We Need to Abandon Target-Driven Welfare

Based on a militarised notion of ‘targeting’, such welfare policies deny citizens the right to basic services.<p>In an incisive analysis on anti-poverty …

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Mozambique: Should Welfare Recipients Be First in Line for Scarce Climate Adaptation Cash?

In Mozambique, one of the world's poorest countries, the government provides modest welfare payments to those most in need, including the disabled, …

Climate

"Children are going to go to bed hungry" — Councillors attack "Dickensian" Universal Credit roll-out

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Children will go hungry because of the introduction of Universal Credit, a Dundee councillor has warned …

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EISEN: Beware of Ontario’s ‘temporary’ tax increases

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman was fond of saying there’s “nothing so permanent as a temporary government program.” In Ontario, we can …

Canadian News

Poverty in Hong Kong could worsen in 2018 even after government handouts, welfare minister warns

The number of impoverished Hongkongers could exceed 1 million next year even after taking into account cash handouts from the government, the city’s …

News (China)

The surprising, hugely positive effects of universal basic income

Skooter Mccoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in …

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