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Bedroom tax ‘could make thousands of poor people homeless’

Bedroom tax ‘could make thousands of poor people homeless’

Tens of thousands of the poorest people in Britain risk being made homeless because of the bedroom tax, according to an analysis of councils’ assessments of the welfare cut.

From last …

Julian Assange reveals GCHQ messages discussing Swedish extradition

Julian Assange reveals GCHQ messages discussing Swedish extradition

Authorities at GCHQ, the government eavesdropping agency, are facing embarrassing revelations about internal correspondence in which Wikileaksfounder Julian Assange is discussed, apparently including speculation that he is being framed by Swedish authorities …

Ministers consider clampdown on ‘industrial users’ of Freedom of Information

Ministers consider clampdown on ‘industrial users’ of Freedom of Information

The government is considering how to curb repetitive and overly expensive Freedom of Information requests, a justice minister has said.

Helen Grant said central government had received 47,000 requests in …

Royal Family can’t ignore public’s right to know, insist MSPs

Royal Family can’t ignore public’s right to know, insist MSPs

Plans to let the Royal Family escape the glare of Freedom of Information (FOI) laws in Scotland have been rejected by MSPs who say they should face the same scrutiny …

O2 Attracts Most ICO Data Protection Complaints In All Of Britain

O2 Attracts Most ICO Data Protection Complaints In All Of Britain

An FOI request reveals O2 has attracted more data protection complaints in one year than Google and Sony combined

Major British operator O2 attracted more complaints relating to data …

Dole Office staff snooped into private data 992 times in 10 months

Dole Office staff snooped into private data 992 times in 10 months

Staff at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were disciplined a total of 992 times for unlawfully or inappropriately accessing individuals’ social security records between April 2011 …