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# welfare-state - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy'
# Benefits Of The Doubt
# Benefits Of The Doubt

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy'

Aug 26th 2015, 8:16 PM 21,308 Views 15 Comments

Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

# welfare-state - Monday 15 September, 2014

Conservatives are happier than liberals - but only because they lack empathy
# Not A Care In The World
# Not A Care In The World

Conservatives are happier than liberals - but only because they lack empathy

Sep 15th 2014, 3:30 PM 12,152 Views 56 Comments

DISCUSS…

# welfare-state - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Burton calls for 'living wage' and says welfare state makes employers 'efficient'

Nov 2nd 2013, 4:10 PM 17,671 Views 121 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has made a significant speech on the welfare state today.

# welfare-state - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Dutch asked to volunteer so ageing relatives get care
# Obligation
# Obligation

Dutch asked to volunteer so ageing relatives get care

Oct 27th 2013, 9:45 AM 10,571 Views 16 Comments

Netherlands’ generous welfare state slowly being replaced by “society of participation”.

# welfare-state - Sunday 14 July, 2013

How 'maternity box' gift helped lower infant mortality rates in Finland
# Infant Care
# Infant Care

How 'maternity box' gift helped lower infant mortality rates in Finland

Jul 14th 2013, 5:30 PM 18,392 Views 17 Comments

Many Finnish babies spend their first nights nestled inside a cardboard box – and here’s why.

# welfare-state - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'
# Britain
# Britain

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'

Apr 28th 2013, 5:36 PM 7,653 Views 32 Comments

Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.

# welfare-state - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: We need to pay for our pensions to remove the burden on future taxpayers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We need to pay for our pensions to remove the burden on future taxpayers

Apr 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 17 Views 40 Comments

The only way to ensure the long-term prosperity of our retirees without burdening our children with unfair taxes is to create a state-backed – rather than entirely state funded – pension system that is means tested, writes Aaron McKenna.

# welfare-state - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Rip-off pension charges make a 'huge difference' to your pension pot, says OECD expert
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Rip-off pension charges make a 'huge difference' to your pension pot, says OECD expert

Apr 23rd 2013, 6:55 AM 7,756 Views 24 Comments

John Martin, who was behind the major OECD study published into Ireland’s pensions timebomb, says private pensions need to start sending regular letters out to people. Here’s why.

# welfare-state - Monday 22 April, 2013

Pensions timebomb: Let's link pension age to life expectancy, says expert
# GETTING OLD
# GETTING OLD

Pensions timebomb: Let's link pension age to life expectancy, says expert

Apr 22nd 2013, 6:51 PM 9,421 Views 83 Comments

People are living longer so it makes sense to increase the pension age beyond 68 – so says the man behind today’s OECD report into Ireland’s pensions.

# welfare-state - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit?

Aug 14th 2012, 9:48 AM 7,291 Views 157 Comments

Reports today suggest that wealthy parents may be given the option to return the €140 monthly payment. Good idea? Bad idea?

# welfare-state - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Burton: How many people have had benefits cut for not taking up jobs? Almost 900
# Welfare State
# Welfare State

Burton: How many people have had benefits cut for not taking up jobs? Almost 900

Jul 1st 2012, 7:30 AM 9,321 Views 83 Comments

In a strong speech about social welfare, the Minister gave the first major indication that Labour will strongly resist any big cuts to benefits in December’s Budget.