Wandsworth child poverty to worsen

Child poverty will worsen because of child benefit changes introduced by the Government, economists said yesterday. The Institute for Fiscal Studies report (IFS) calculates families will lose on average £1,000 by next year with the combination of tax rises, changes to fuel duties and cuts to child benefit. Key changes include a reduction in tax […]

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Millions wasted on CCTV

Millions of pounds are being squandered on ineffective CCTV cameras by UK local authorities, claims a report released by transparency lobbyists last week. Big Brother Watch presented 428 separate Freedom of Information requests revealing how councils spent £515 million between 2007 and 2011 on surveillance equipment that neither reduced crime nor made the public feel safer. Wandsworth Council […]

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