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Philip Hammond urged to shelve tax cuts and help poorer families

Philip Hammond urged to shelve tax cuts and help poorer families

Chancellor should use first autumn statement to shield those on low incomes from Brexit impact, says thinktank Philip Hammond should cancel planned tax cuts for businesses and wealthy households in
The Guardian view on austerity: reversing Robin Hood | Editorial

The Guardian view on austerity: reversing Robin Hood | Editorial

The poorest are pushed further into poverty, while the rich are given billions. Not satire, but the dataOne loosely applied law for the rich. Another tightly monitored one for the poor. Next Monday,
Benefits / Releases: Nick Walker – “Bridges” / TMA Brooklyn @ Beyond Art

Benefits / Releases: Nick Walker – “Bridges” / TMA Brooklyn @ Beyond Art

On November 15th, Nick Walker (interviewed) will bring back his signature The Morning After (TMA) series with a fresh new body of work to be unveiled in NYC. There will be five iconic paintings, each
Half UK budget deficit 'is down to job destruction in older industrial areas'

Half UK budget deficit 'is down to job destruction in older industrial areas'

Report finds that legacy of hollowing-out of manufacturing in 1980s is far more people claiming incapacity benefitsThe enduring impact of closing factories and shutting coalmines in the 1980s has been
The legacy of leaving old industrial Britain to rot is becoming clear | Larry Elliott

The legacy of leaving old industrial Britain to rot is becoming clear | Larry Elliott

The hollowing-out of British industry since the 1980s is the single biggest change to the UK economy in the postwar eraTime to move on. That was the message from the home secretary when she announced
Theresa May’s ‘just managing’ will be the victims of this new benefits cap too | Polly Toynbee

Theresa May’s ‘just managing’ will be the victims of this new benefits cap too | Polly Toynbee

As families face annual cuts of up to £6,000, the government’s vilification of the poorest has turned hearts to stoneThe axe fell yesterday, as the cap on what a family can receive in benefits was cut
Kickstarter: Konbit Shelter Project

Kickstarter: Konbit Shelter Project

The Konbit Shelter Project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support their ongoing work with a community in Haiti. Created by a group of engineers, architects and artists, including
Employees £3,500 a year worse off under Tories, says Labour

Employees £3,500 a year worse off under Tories, says Labour

Party says slow wage growth means chancellor should not go ahead with ‘damaging cuts’ to universal creditSluggish wage growth means the average employee is £3,500 a year worse off since the
Does this government want to punish us for being disabled? | Jane Campbell

Does this government want to punish us for being disabled? | Jane Campbell

A further £30-a-week cut to disability benefits will drive even more people into poverty, yet still the Tories maintain their defensive, Scrooge-like approachPoliticians across the spectrum tell me of
Benefits: Faile x Keihls – “Baby Give Back” Collection

Benefits: Faile x Keihls – “Baby Give Back” Collection

For this holiday season, Faile (featured) has teamed up with Kiehls to release a collection of skin care products to benefit Feeding America. The Patrick's worked with the American cosmetics brand
Philip Hammond's autumn statement – video highlights

Philip Hammond's autumn statement – video highlights

Philip Hammond gives his autumn statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Key points include lower growth forecasts, a £23bn national productivity investment fund, a housing white paper and the
Some fresh ideas to tackle social insecurity | Letters

Some fresh ideas to tackle social insecurity | Letters

Colin Hines of the Green New Deal Group on job-creating QE | James Taylor of Scope on disabled people in poverty | Dr Malcolm Torry of the Citizen’s Income Trust on a basic income | Anita Deshmukh on
Looking for happiness in life and at work | Letters

Looking for happiness in life and at work | Letters

Richard Layard is promoting the idea that better provision of mental health services is more important than reducing social inequalities in promoting human happiness (Happiness depends on health and
The Guardian view on homelessness: not just a Christmas crisis | Editorial

The Guardian view on homelessness: not just a Christmas crisis | Editorial

There is an unmistakable link between the squeeze on welfare and the rising number of people homeless or living in temporary accommodationFor a few days over Christmas, a massive effort by charities

Update: solidARTy.org (III)

After hosting couple of successful fundraising auctions, solidarty.org is back with another fund raising effort. On the 28th of December, they will be having a charity sale of previously unsold work

Releases / Benefits: Alex Garant – “My Sister Has It” Print

Saddened by the recent deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Alex Garant and Spoke Art have teamed up to release a print to benefit the International Bipolar Foundation. With 100% of the profits
18 Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies

18 Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers its employees 52 weeks of paid parental leave and unlimited vacation days.
Prepare for the worst: this inequality rift will tear our society apart | Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Prepare for the worst: this inequality rift will tear our society apart | Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

The biggest rise in inequality since Thatcher is on its way, bringing economic instability, poverty, poor health, increased violence and fear among neighboursHomelessness and child poverty have risen,
Should You Still Offer Health Insurance as a Benefit?

Should You Still Offer Health Insurance as a Benefit?

Workers and entrepreneurs are looking for answers about the health care law's uncertain future.