Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Bedroom tax campaigners protest to stop any evictions

anti-eviction demo in Salford (Pic: Mark Krantz)Most people affected by the bedroom tax have stayed in their homes, according to new research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Around half of them are in arrears as a result.Campaigners protested outside ... [Published Socialist Worker - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

York chief executive given honorary doctorate

THE Chief Executive of York's Joseph Rowntree Foundation Julia Unwin CBE, is to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of South Wales.She received the award as part of the university’s celebrations to welcome its new chancellor Lord Rowan ... [Published York Press - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Residents take part in scheme for cheaper fuel bills

HUNDREDS of York residents have taken part in a council scheme to get cheaper gas and electric bills.The Save Money By Switching Energy scheme, with iChoosr, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York’s Citizens Advice Bureaux and Age UK York, started operating ... [Published York Press - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

How education and skills can tackle poverty and low pay

NIACE has published a special issue of its flagship magazine Adults Learning , examining the role of education and skills in tackling poverty and low pay.With the majority of people experiencing poverty in the UK living in working households, there is ... [Published Black Practitioners and Learners Network - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

The 'better off on benefits' lie

IAN SINCLAIR cuts through some of the myths being bandied around about those receiving state supportAttempting to justify their cuts to the welfare state, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and Chancellor George Osborne have both argued that ... [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Making an ideal space for last-time buyers

Last Friday’s City AM carried an uncharacteristically complimentary editorial from editor (shortly to become deputy editor of the Daily Telegraph ) Allister Heath.It concerned our friends over at Legal & General ( see also blog 10 October 2013 ).  “Most ... [Published Estates Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Fourteen ways councils can help combat loneliness

1) Councils need to team up with partners to combat loneliness; they cannot go it aloneWe know that loneliness can harm a person's mental and physical health. Communities with high levels of social capital have better results in health and education attainment ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Hundreds get cheaper gas and electricity in York thanks to tariff switching scheme

HUNDREDS of York residents have saved money by signing up to a free service to help them get lower their gas and electricity bills.City of York Council partnered up with energy switching experts iChoosr earlier this year to make it easier for residents ... [Published York Press - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

One in seven will retire with no personal pension

Nearly one in five will have an income below the minimum income standard as defined by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which estimates that a single pensioner needs an income at least £8,600 to maintain an acceptable standard of living, while couples ... [Published Your Money - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

Bedroom tax savings will fall short

The latest two Joseph Rowntree Foundation reports add to criticism of welfare reforms.10th April 2014 by Paul CardwellGovernment savings from implementing the bedroom tax will fall short of what the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) predicted.The ... [Published Third Force News - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 8 reports

100,000 tenants hit by bedroom tax trapped, research reveals

As many as 100,000 social housing tenants hit by the government’s controversial bedroom tax are trapped in homes they can’t move out of, research has revealed.The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) study also found that about half of those paying the ... [Published Public Sector - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 6 reports

1 in 7 facing retirement without a pension

Many of us look forward to the day we can hang up our work clothes and bask in the glow of a comfortable retirement, but research would suggest that this dream is becoming increasingly out of reach as a lack of retirement income puts extra strain on retirees' ... [Published Moneyfacts.co.uk - Apr 09 2014]

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Professor Steve Martin, Director of the Public Policy Institute for Wales, said: "The What Works in Tackling Poverty programme will provide in-depth analysis of current policies and interventions with a view to providing robust and up-to-date evidence. With tackling poverty one of the Welsh Government’s key priorities, we are pleased to have been asked to undertake the important job of ensuring that Ministers in Wales are equipped with use the latest research about practical ways of doing this."
"This is a vigorous academic community of many nations and beliefs brought together by a shared commitment to the transformation of lives through knowledge and education. I know from personal experience that the higherhigher education this University provides is valued tremendously by graduates and their employers, and the University's success in fitting its students for the world of work is a source of justified pride."
"While in some extreme cases it may be true, the social securitysecurity system, combined with the national minimum wage policy, is designed specifically to make sure you get more money in a job than if you're out of work."
"In York, 242 residents switched which resulted in an average saving per person of £169 over the year" said the spokeswoman

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Bedroom tax campaigners protest to stop any evi... [Published Socialist Worker - 15 hours ago]
Eradicating poverty [Published Cardiff University - 16 hours ago]
Rowan Williams Takes up Role as University of S... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Apr 15 2014]
York chief executive given honorary doctorate [Published York Press - Apr 15 2014]
Residents take part in scheme for cheaper fuel ... [Published York Press - Apr 15 2014]
How education and skills can tackle poverty and... [Published Black Practitioners and Learners Network - Apr 15 2014]
The 'better off on benefits' lie [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 15 2014]
Rowan Williams takes up role as University of S... [Published AberdareOnline - Apr 14 2014]
Making an ideal space for last-time buyers [Published Estates Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
Julia Unwin receives Honorary Doctorate [Published Joseph Rountree Foundation - Apr 14 2014]
Fourteen ways councils can help combat loneliness [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 14 2014]
Hundreds Saved Money by Switching Energy [Published City Of York Council - Apr 14 2014]
Hundreds get cheaper gas and electricity in Yor... [Published York Press - Apr 14 2014]
Williams begins uni chancellor role [Published Free Internet Press - Apr 14 2014]
COMMENT: London City to close? [Published The Business Travel News - Apr 13 2014]
Recovery is on its way [Published Warrington Guardian - Apr 11 2014]
Project lands Euro award [Published Motherwell Times - Apr 11 2014]
One in seven will retire with no personal pension [Published Your Money - Apr 11 2014]
Pensions: 14% Will Retire Without one Say Prude... [Published Director of Finance Online - Apr 11 2014]
Tax dodger who built 'palace' jailed [Published West Midlands Police - Apr 11 2014]
The palace tax evasion built - fraudster hid tr... [Published Birmingham Mail - Apr 11 2014]
Bedrooms and brickbats [Published The Economist - Apr 10 2014]
Bedroom tax savings will fall short [Published Third Force News - Apr 10 2014]
Opinion: Whatever you think of the bedroom tax,... [Published 24dash.com - Apr 10 2014]
Researchers find one in seven will rely on stat... [Published Financial Planner Online - Apr 10 2014]
Social Context of Fatal Road Accidents Among Yo... [Published Diabetes Care - Apr 10 2014]
Six ways to save the bedroom tax [Published Big News Network - Apr 09 2014]
100,000 tenants hit by bedroom tax trapped, res... [Published Public Sector - Apr 09 2014]
Frank words [Published InsideHousing - Apr 09 2014]
1 in 7 facing retirement without a pension [Published Moneyfacts.co.uk - Apr 09 2014]
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