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Ben Simmons: Would you quit your job for £13,000 a year?

Campaigner Ben Simmons gives his take on the UK Government's new cap on benefits, which started this week

UNEMPLOYMENT sucks, trust me. I recently changed careers and spent eight months looking for work. 

It was the worst time of my life and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone - except most of my former colleagues and our Tory government. 

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Ben Simmons: How to change Scotland with 3 ideas

Campaigner Ben Simmons outlines the benefits of Open Government

RIGHT NOW there is a paper incubating on CommonSocial – CommonSpace’s social network – which will advocate for a new approach to public life in Scotland. 

The idea is that people like yourselves will have more say in what happens in your communities, how your money is spent, and how the government behaves.

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