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St Helena 1, UK nil: writer marks the score on welfare reforms

St Helena’s welfare reform programme has been used as a tool to chide the UK government on its own drive to reduce social benefits, in a column in the UK’s Guardian newspaper. Hugh Muir notes that executive councillors have “taken … Continue reading

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Experts help to balance benefits and minimum wage

Advice on setting new benefit levels on St Helena has been sought from a UK university. Executive councillors have been told that the new figure has to be linked to establishment of a new minimum wage, tax reforms and utility … Continue reading

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Pensions and benefits rise ‘to protect vulnerable’

Island pensions have risen by 4.7% from 1 April 2012, “to protect the more vulnerable members of the community,” says St Helena Government. The three weekly rates are now set at £47.12, £35.34 and £22.50. Income related benefits have gone … Continue reading

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