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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Family With Disabled Child To Appeal Against ‘Bedroom Tax’ Ruling

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.

14% Increase In Debt Problems Caused By Tax Credit Overpayments, Say CAB

According to the CAB, they dealt with 29,366 problems 'related to' Tax Credit overpayments during the 2013/14 tax year.

We Should Join Forces To End ‘Shameless’ Government Attacks Against Disabled People, Say TUC

TUC is urging unions and disability organisations to 'come together' to combat "shameless" government attacks against disabled people and welfare cuts.

News In Brief: Jobs Market Statistics – May 2014

The latest jobs market statistics have been released by the jobs search engine Adzuna - May 2014.

Tenants ‘Stung’ By ‘Bedroom Tax’ Forced To Cut Back On Food And Heating

Social housing tenants affected by the controversial 'bedroom tax' are being pushed into cutting back on food and heating, new research suggests.

Child Poverty Could Rise To FIVE Million By 2020

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.

DWP: JobCentre ‘Work Coaches’ To Support Young People Into Work

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...

Revealed: Disabled Persons Employment Rates By Type Of Impairment

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...

More people now approach the charity over council tax bills than over difficulties with unsecured loans or credit cards

Forcing Unemployed To Wait Longer For Benefits Makes Them ‘Easy Prey’ For Loan Sharks, Say TUC

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)

UK citizens at foreign universities or travelling for three months face habitual residence test to claim jobseeker's allowance

Welsh LibDems Hail New £50 Million Care Fund A ‘Major’ Achievement

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...

Withdrawal Of Night-Time Care Breached Disabled Women’s Human Rights, Says ECHR

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.

Scotland Urged To Make ‘Clear Commitment’ On Mitigating ‘Bedroom Tax’

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 Slams ‘Exploitative’ Zero-Hours Contracts

Leading law firm, Thompson Solicitors, has slammed 'exploitative' zero-hour contracts and the coalition government's “sham” consultation exercise

We’ll Tackle The ‘Scandal’ Of Low Pay, Say Labour

Labour will pledge to restore the link between average earnings and the minimum wage, says Ed Miliband

All-party parliamentary inquiry, co-chaired by Labour's Frank Field, finds evidence behind growth in food banks

Field to meet health secretary Jeremy Hunt to discuss raising national insurance contributions

Controversial Appointment To Cheshire East Caring Together Board

Caring Together is part of the wider NHS reorganisation of health and social care across eastern Cheshire.

Letters: Messed Around By The Benefits System And Made To Feel Like A ‘Scrounger’

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...

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