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DWP announce plans to axe 800 jobs amid Jobcentre closures

PCS union condemned the "dreadful" announcement, adding the DWP should be recruiting more staff rather than axing jobs.

Mentally ill man found dead on beach after his sickness benefits were removed

"What's the point?": David Metcalf is said to have felt 'frustrated and upset' after being found 'fit for work' by the DWP.

Council leaders call for a ‘national renaissance’ in council house building

Council leaders call on the government to help local authorities build more 'genuinely affordable' homes.

Almost 90% of Universal Credit tenants are in rent arrears, warns Council

South Lanarkshire Council says tenants in receipt of universal credit have accrued rent arrears totaling more than half a million pounds.

‘Austerity causes a lot of suffering’: record number of food banks report stock shortage

Trussell Trust, Britain’s biggest food bank network, says supplies dwindling this summer as welfare sanctions bite.

Drug-testing welfare recipients won’t stop addiction, psychiatrists warn

Australia’s peak body for psychiatrists says Coalition’s plan ‘very simplistic’ and at odds with 50 years of evidence.

Labour launches its ‘national State Pension tour’

Party hopes to increase public awareness about how Tory plans will force 36.9 million people to work longer.

Universal Credit will leave single parents up to £3,100 a year worse off, say Labour

Labour calls on the UK Government to halt the roll-out of its flagship Universal Credit system.

8 in 10 unpaid carers feel ‘lonely or socially isolated’, research shows

Charities call on the government to provide more support for unpaid carers, including regular respite breaks from caring.

DWP tells woman with Dementia she can ‘care for herself’ and removes her benefits

Cruel decision comes despite the fact that she often forgets to turn off the gas after cooking.

State pension age rise to affect over 50,000 of Theresa May’s constituents

Theresa May's decision to bring forward changes to the state pension age may come back to haunt her.

Scotland could become the first country to ‘end period poverty’

Scottish Labour move to make access to sanitary products a basic human right.

Black workers in the UK are STILL paid less than their white counterparts

Findings fly in the face of Theresa May’s pledge to tackle "burning injustice" and build a Britain "that works to everyone".

Health inequality gap ‘is still growing’ in England, new Department of Health data shows

Poor people face years of failing health and earlier death compared to the rich, despite government pledges to reduce inequality.

Number of UK homeless expected to double by 2041, Crisis warns

Charity’s research predicts 575,000 people in Britain will have no roof over their heads unless government takes urgent action.

How Scotland is putting a stop to period poverty

A pilot scheme giving away sanitary products through food banks aims to help low-income women and break down taboos.

Children’s social services ‘pushed to breaking point’, warn Council leaders

Councils forced to exceed their budgets by £605 million in order to protect children at immediate risk of harm.

CCTV catches driver towing man in a wheelchair to McDonalds

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A UK man has been temporarily banned from driving after he was caught towing a man in a wheelchair to McDonald’s.

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Mentally ill man found dead on beach after his sickness benefits were removed

"What's the point?": David Metcalf is said to have felt 'frustrated and upset' after being found 'fit for work' by the DWP.

DWP tells woman with Dementia she can ‘care for herself’ and removes her benefits

Cruel decision comes despite the fact that she often forgets to turn off the gas after cooking.

Labour launches its ‘national State Pension tour’

Party hopes to increase public awareness about how Tory plans will force 36.9 million people to work longer.

Almost 90% of Universal Credit tenants are in rent arrears, warns Council

South Lanarkshire Council says tenants in receipt of universal credit have accrued rent arrears totaling more than half a million pounds.

Council leaders call for a ‘national renaissance’ in council house building

Council leaders call on the government to help local authorities build more 'genuinely affordable' homes.