From the TUC

Web links for 21st January 2011

21 Jan 2011, by in Web links

  • The Methodist Church have successfully challenged the DWP’s misuse of benefit and fraud statistics
  • Local Government Chronicle reveals that three Conservative controlled Councils – singled out for praise by Eric Pickles for merging Departments – have also made serious cuts. The government argues that service cuts aren’t needed if local authorities make efficiency savings, but this evidence suggests otherwise.
  • The Legal Action Group AG has learnt that the Financial Inclusion Fund (FIF) will end in March. FIF pays for just under 500 debt advisors based in Citizens Advice Bureaux and other not for profit (NfP) advice centres.
  • Volunteering England CEO reports that 30 volunteer centres around the country have already warned that they face closure becuase of cuts.