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Pensions for Life for Military Spouses Who Remarry
Offbeat  (tags: Welfare, Politics, War Pension, Military, Spouses, War Widows' Association )

- 11 days ago -
From April 2015, those who "remarry, cohabit or form a civil partnership" would be entitled to the pension for life, the Ministry of Defence said.
UK Living Wage Raised to £7.85 Per Hour
Offbeat  (tags: Living Wage, Politics, Business, Welfare, Low Pay Commission, UK )

- 17 days ago -
The UK Living Wage - an hourly rate based on the amount needed to cover the basic costs of living - has been raised by 20p to £7.85. The voluntary rate has been adopted by more than 1,000 employers across the country, benefiting 35,000 workers.
Harp Seals Win At WTO
Offbeat  (tags: WTO harp seals, protection, selling seal skins banne, welfare )

- 357 days ago -
The World Trade Organization has ruled that the European Union can ban the import and sale of seal products for "moral" reasons. Canada and Norway had challenged the ban on the grounds that it was inconsistent. It grants exceptions to support

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