Author Archives: Liam Carroll

Worcestershire MPs Don’t Even Turn up for Universal Credit Vote

On Monday night, all Worcestershire MPs failed to turn up to vote on an opposition day motion to extend the £20 weekly (£1,040 a year) increase of Universal Credit. Monday’s Opposition Day Motion presented the perfect opportunity for the Government to tell the British public whether they were willing to support millions of people on Universal Credit, even if the

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Plans to Raise council tax in Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council are planning a 2.5% Council Tax increase in an to attempt to plug the current funding gap. It was announced in early January that the Worcestershire County Council cabinet were planning a council tax increase of 2.5%, with 1% being pledged towards adult social care. For the average Worcestershire household, who are in band D, it will

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British Gas workers fighting ‘Fire and rehire’ strategy

1,000’s of British Gas employee’s have been threatened with the sack by British Gas’ owner Centrica, says GMB. British Gas employees have been told they could be out of a job by Christmas unless they agree to substantial changes to their contracts. Centrica, owner of British Gas have given employees the deadline of 23rd December to agree to cut in

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Disability History Month – Barriers for disabled people accessing health and social care services

Starting on the 18th November, and finishing on the 20th December, is UK Disability History Month. This year’s focus is on access and how far we still need to go as a society. In this second installment covering the UK Disability History Month, I discuss access to health and social care services for individuals who are disabled and the barriers they

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