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"The gap between the scale of consolidation implicit in their plans and what the electorate has been told to date is just too large" 

Storm on the horizon

Something wicked this way comes: The mystery of deficit reduction after 2015

Storms on the horizon: Deficit reduction will bite had after the election

Massive cuts are coming after 2015, but none of the main parties have bothered to tell us what they are

Labour's private school battle

Tristram Hunt ducks the big fight with private schools

Why should schools like Eton college continue to be subsidised by the state?

Labour passes up the chance for a radical offer on education

Migrant benefit cuts

Comment: Migrant tax credit cuts are part of a wider attack on social security

Crosby: "Social security is an investment in people that pays off many times over in the long-term"

Tax credit cuts will push people into 'survival mode'

Migrants are just as entitled to tax credits as the rest of us

Why should recent migrants pay more tax than everyone else?

There is nothing fair about restricting in-work benefits from migrants


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Scotland devolution: Charity warns on income tax and welfare

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has recognised the potential benefits of tax devolution to Scotland but cautioned that full account should be taken of welfare benefits interactions in setting rates and thresholds of a devolved income tax.

NASUWT comments on Tristram Hunt's speech on school collaboration

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT: "Access to high-quality education should be the entitlement of all children and young people, irrespective of where they are educated".

Charity commends Richard Hammond for opening up about mental illness

The national charity Rethink Mental Illness has commended Richard Hammond for speaking openly about his experiences of depression and obsessive compulsive behaviour.

Pay survey reveals teachers being denied 1% cost of living award

A survey commissioned by the NASUWT has revealed that over 50% of teachers report that their school has failed to confirm that they will be paid the 1% cost of living award to which teachers were entitled on 1 September 2014.

New Government taskforce must act urgently, says mental health charity

The charity Rethink Mental Illness says a new Government taskforce on mental health must act urgently to have an impact ahead of the General Election in 2015.

Ed Miliband calls for more female engineers

Thousands of female engineers will be trained up as part of a 'national mission' to get Britain building again, Ed Miliband announced today.

Too many people missing out on talking therapies, says charity

The national charity Rethink Mental Illness has warned that too many people are missing out on potentially “life-changing” talking therapies.

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