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The St Mary’s ward in central Oldham has 38% more universal credit claims, 41% more PIP claims, 45% more housing benefit claims and three times more carers allowance claims than any other area

Local MP Debbie Abrahams Twitter account has endless tweets about the benefits system and failures as a consequence of the Governments ill thought out universal credit system. What she most definitely is not obsessed with…





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While violent crime and unemployment in Oldham have increased by the highest percentage in the country how does Oldham Council think its obsession with growing vegetables will have any significant socioeconomic impact?

Anyone heard of “Northern Roots”? No neither have we, it appears to be another of those secretive Oldham Council public funded schemes which should be filed in a utopia wishful thinking portfolio. Although the council…



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Fewer children in Oldham live in fully working households than in every other authority in the UK other than Newham, Tower Hamlets and Brent

Government statistics released today show that in 2013 fifty one other UK local authority areas had a lower percentage of children living in “working households” where all adults worked than Oldham, by 2017 just three…



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Unlike eight of nine other Greater Manchester areas more people are leaving Oldham to move to other UK areas than are moving to Oldham from other UK areas

Today’s population statistics release shows there are now more than 66 million people living in the UK with 55.6 million living in England. 59% of the increase was due to international migration. Today’s population statistics…






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Labour Oldham are spending 60% of the money they receive from the governments Controlling Migration Fund creating four new high salaried positions

Oldham Council has been given £602,000 from the government’s oddly named “Controlling Migration Fund” to deal with pressures from high volumes of migrants and in true Labour Oldham style they are spending 60% of the…