Monthly Archives: April 2014
According to the Scottish National Party (SNP), the claim was made during a Scottish Welfare Reform Committee session, where Mr Couling was standing in for the conservative Employment Minister, Esther McVey MP.
An information tribunal judge has unexpectedly refused consent for the Department of Work and Pensions to appeal his ruling that four reports on the Universal Credit programme be published.
Gingerbread say the new rules 'focus too heavily on sanctions' in what the charity has described as a 'tick box exercise', rather than providing single parents with tailored support which would enable them 'to get work ready'.
Petition calls on the Government to enact Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010 to stop Private Hire Operators taking financial advantage (overcharging) of wheelchair & disabled passengers.
Factor in inflation, and average advertised salaries have fallen by £2,358 in real terms since March 2013, the jobs search engine Adzuna claim.
Under the new scheme the long-term unemployed will be expected to take part in strict new requirements in order to continue receiving benefit.
The coalition governments 'Help To Work' scheme comes into effect from Monday 28 April 2014.
Terminally ill cancer sufferer, Stephen Sutton, has helped raise an inspirational £2.4 million for cancer research.
Welsh Housing Association offered a FREE Cadbury's Creme Egg as a way of thanking tenants for paying the controversial 'Bedroom Tax'.
The new JSA Claimant Commitment has been partly blamed for a shocking rise in the number of jobseeker's having their benefits sanctions.
The coalition government has announced that a new £2 million fund will be made available to help community and volunteer-led projects provide extra support to older people next winter.
Minimum length benefit sanctions are 'setting people up to fail' and pushes unemployed people further away from the world of work, figures released by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) suggest.
Labour should realise that disabled people are deeply distrustful of any Labour reform of a Work Capability Assessment system, which Labour introduced with the stated aim of removing 1 million claimants from the benefit system
The handbook includes advice on conducting ‘enter and view’ visits to mental health services, effectively involving people with experience of mental health conditions.
Rather than scrap the WCA, which a growing number of critics have demanded, a Labour Government would pay hired contractors a sum based upon the accuracy of their assessments.
Stars of Britain’s longest running soap joined disabled people in their campaign to Save the Independent Living Fund (ILF).
Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that there has been only 5,250 Universal Credit 'starters' between April 2013 and 31 January 2014.
As a happily married disabled woman, I have to say that I was appalled by Mayor Nick Martin's recent comments regarding disabled people and sex - Helen Sims
Thousands of disabled people in Scotland are to benefit from a new Independent Living Fund (ILF), Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
3.8 MILLION families could be just one paycheck away from losing their home, the housing and homeless charity Shelter has warned.
Press Release: Cheshire East Council Labour councillors supported a proposal to consider removing council tax discounts for single people living in houses above average size (band E and above).
Social Housing tenants living in Scotland need 'clear advice' on whether or not they need to pay the controversial 'bedroom tax', the Chartered Institute of Housing (Scotland) say.
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