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Chancellor floats two-year benefits freeze

Chancellor floats two-year benefits freeze

Benefits such as Working Tax Credit will be frozen for two years fro 2016 if the Conservatives are elected after the next election, the Chancellor George Osborne announced today.…

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Mums feel politicians 'don't value women's contribution'

Mums feel politicians 'don't value women's contribution'

Mums undertake an average of 10.8 hours of unpaid work a week on top of paid-for work and childcare commitments, according to Asda's Mumdex survey.…

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Jobseekers could lose benefits for turning down zero-hours jobs

Jobseekers could lose benefits for turning down zero-hours jobs

Jobseekers could lose benefits if they don't accept certain zero-hours contract work when universal credit comes in, according to a letter from a Conservative minister.…

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Almost half of parents say outgoings outweigh their earnings

Almost half of parents say outgoings outweigh their earnings

Over three-fifths of working parents feel their financial situation has worsened in the last year and almost half say their outgoings now outweigh their earnings, according to a survey by charity Turn2us. …

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Benefit sanctions up

Benefit sanctions up

The number of people facing sanctions and losing Jobseeker's Allowance has risen to the highest figures since JSA was introduced in 1996, according to figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions.…

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