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Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has been criticised for comments suggesting that the rise in the number of foodbanks was "rather uplifting", it is reported. The backbencher was challenged during an interview on LBC over the growth in foodbanks under the Conservative Government. He said it had happened because of a…
Staff at Jobcentres have an "alarming" lack of confidence dealing with disabled people just weeks ahead of new welfare reforms coming into force, campaigners have warned. Phil Reynolds, co-chairman of the Disability Benefits Consortium, said it was important disabled people were not "shoehorned" back into work as a result of…
Managers have "cold feet" when it comes to employing someone who has a mental illness, a charity has said. Rethink Mental Illness said that many people with mental illness feel like they are pushing against a locked door when it comes to employment. The comments come after a poll of…
Low-paid jobseekers are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by being duped into applying for fake work, it has been revealed. The Government urged recruitment firms to do more to tackle the "rapidly growing" problem of job scams, saying victims are losing up to £500 by paying up-front costs.…
A total of 10 jobcentres across Scotland are to close, including six in Glasgow, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed. Some smaller jobcentres will be merged with larger ones under the proposals while others will be co-located with local government premises. The department first announced closure plans…
Benefit claimants are being asked their views on new legislation that will establish Scotland's first welfare system. The Social Security Bill introduced last week will give ministers the power to deliver 11 benefits devolved under the Scotland Act 2016, including disability living allowance, winter fuel payment and the carer's allowance.…
UK Government welfare cuts are expected to reduce annual social security spending in Scotland by almost £4 billion by 2020/21, according to a new report. The Scottish Government's update on the impacts of reforms made since 2010 said about £0.9 billion of the cut was due to measures announced by…
Four out of five people referred to foodbanks have skipped meals and gone without eating, sometimes for days at a time, a major new study has revealed. Research commissioned by the Trussell Trust showed that half of people using foodbanks said their incomes were "unsteady" from week to week. In…
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Resigning with class!

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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