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The disillusionment of UKIP supporters could damage the charity sector

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Study shows that UKIP supporters are as disillusioned with charities as they are with MPS.

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More irresponsible transport decisions

Public Accounts Committee is not confident that the Department for Transport can handle the rail commitments it has taken on.

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Development Assistance Committee commends UK’s increased aid spending

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Review recommends that UK maintains its level of spending in the years ahead.

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Bedroom Tax has cost low-income families an average of £1,260


Commons vote will be held today to determine the future of the Bedroom Tax.

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Majority of the public reject Osborne’s austerity plan

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Poll shows that neither Cameron nor Miliband are trusted to perform safe cuts.

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This week’s most read: breastfeeding, deficit reduction and a roads revolution

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TweetThe most read stories on Left Foot Forward this week:  1. Ignore Farage and worry about the real breastfeeding scandal – Jill Rutter 2. We don’t need Osborne’s ‘roads revolution’ – we need a green revolution – Josiah Mortimer 3. Why Labour’s deficit plans are genuinely different to those of the government – James Bloodworth 4. Only the Green […]

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G20 growth up to 0.9 per cent


The OECD have released data showing that GDP in the G20 area grew by 0.9 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, up from 0.8 per cent in the previous quarter.

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ODI finds that the impact of climate finance is ‘largely positive’

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New report states that investors need to be less risk- averse if they are to scale up the benefits of their funding.

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Economic inequality is preventing growth in the UK

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Countries with widening income gaps are growing more slowly.

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Reversing privatisation would save households £250 a year


Polls also show the majority of the public would support bringing services under public ownership.

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