Monthly Archives: May 2014
Two grandparents caring for a severely disabled child hit by the “bedroom tax” vowed to fight on today, after their judicial review challenge was dismissed by the High Court.
According to the CAB, they dealt with 29,366 problems 'related to' Tax Credit overpayments during the 2013/14 tax year.
TUC is urging unions and disability organisations to 'come together' to combat "shameless" government attacks against disabled people and welfare cuts.
The latest jobs market statistics have been released by the jobs search engine Adzuna - May 2014.
Social housing tenants affected by the controversial 'bedroom tax' are being pushed into cutting back on food and heating, new research suggests.
Save the Children say that the number of children living in relative poverty is set to soar by 1.4 million between now and 2020.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Press Release Reads: For the first time ever Jobcentre Plus, in partnership with local authorities, will implement a new approach that focuses support solely on 16-17 year olds who are not in education, employment...
Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show how government initiatives have failed to help sufficient numbers of sick and disabled people into work. The figures show that unemployment rates among those with debilitating health conditions and...
From Autumn 2014 anyone unlucky enough to lose their job will have to wait seven days before they can make a claim for Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
Welsh Liberal Democrats Press Release: Details have been announced today of the £50m care fund that was established due to the Welsh Liberal Democrats negotiations with the Welsh Government. The Intermediate Care Fund, set-up through the Welsh Government's negotiations with the...
The case concerned a lady with severely limited mobility who complained about a reduction by a local authority of the amount allocated for her weekly care.
Commons Select Committee says both Governments should expedite the necessary procedures to enable the Scottish Government to lift the cap on DHPs
Leading law firm, Thompson Solicitors, has slammed 'exploitative' zero-hour contracts and the coalition government's “sham” consultation exercise
Labour will pledge to restore the link between average earnings and the minimum wage, says Ed Miliband
Caring Together is part of the wider NHS reorganisation of health and social care across eastern Cheshire.
Hello, I thought I would let you know about various issues we have been having with the benefit system. I am a 48-year-old who is very unwell. I suffer from Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. It's a cross between M.E and...
The DWP claimed that “more than 50% of decisions for Disability Living Allowance were made simply on the basis of a claim form alone without any medical evidence”.
Universal Credit Could Lead To ‘Increased Risks Of Fraud And Error’, Say Work And Pensions Committee
The official estimated benefit fraud rate is 0.7% but the general public’s misperception is that it is some 34 times higher.
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