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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
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Flint pushes employment agenda in social housing
Housing minister continues employment push

New housing minister Caroline Flint today continued to apply her old work and pensions brief to social housing. Speaking on the challenges faced by people in social housing she singled out the risk of “intergenerational inactivity”, where several generations are all out of work and living in social housing. The government reports half of working… Read more »

Hutton wants claimants to take lie detector test
Benefit claimants to face lie detectors

Benefit claimants will be subjected to routine lie detector tests in an attempt to reduce fraud, the work and pensions minister John Hutton has announced. People claiming benefits over the phone will be monitored by voice-risk analysis software, which the government claims is capable of detecting lies and helping council staff identify suspect claims. Mr… Read more »