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Issue No. 2414

New benefit cut for migrants

The government plans to halve the time that European Union (EU) migrants can claim benefits for. 

EU migrants without “very clear job prospects” will have their benefits cut after three months.

David Cameron also announced a further crackdown on “bogus” student visas.

Police dropped reported rapes

Police in Scotland have marked nearly 1,000 reported rapes as “no crime” in the past four years.

The new figures, obtained by the BBC, show big differences across different regions.

In some areas more than a third of reported rapes were marked “no crime”.

Fees for claims help the bosses

The number of workers taking bosses to employment tribunals has plummeted by 79 percent since the Tories introduced fees in July last year.

TUC figures show that women and low paid workers have been affected the most by the fees of up to £1,200.

Bailout scam fine for Lloyds

Regulators have fined Lloyds Bank £218 million because of a scam to rip off public money used to bail out banks.

Bankers rigged interest rates so Lloyd paid less fees to access the bailout funds.

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Tue 29 Jul 2014, 18:12 BST
Issue No. 2414
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