Monday, November 28, 2016

Falling birth rate, best thing for the planet, worst thing for capitalism

German MP proposes ′free basic income′ for parents | Germany | DW.COM | 28.11.2016: "A member of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union wants parents in Germany to receive a basic income regardless of their means. But this shouldn't be confused with universal basic income, she said."

Friday, November 25, 2016

Dobbins calls for funds to be made available to provide free public transport for people refused driving licences on medical grounds

Derry Now: "Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has been called on to make funds available to provide free public transport for people who have been refused driving licences on medical grounds."

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Free public transport needed to connect people with jobs

SIC pilots free jobseeker transport | Shetland News: "SHETLAND Islands Council is trialling a project that gives unemployed people free public transport to enable them to attend work experience and develop their skills.

Policy manager Emma Perring told a ZetTrans meeting on Friday that a total of nine people has so far taken part, with seven of them subsequently gaining employment and the two others on their way to getting jobs.

The pilot - believed to be one of the first of its kind in Scotland - stemmed directly from research from the recent Tackling Inequalities Commission, which found that the cost of public transport was a pertinent barrier behind people accessing opportunities in Shetland."