Monthly Archives: June 2014
“The DWP has serious questions to answer over its poor performance in recent years and the way in which it has completely mismanaged the implementation of Universal Credit", say SNP.
Homeless jobseekers and those in supported accommodation are to be granted exemptions from benefit sanctions in new legislation being brought before parliament today
A future Conservative government would merge National Insurance with Income Tax, in a move designed to simplify the UK's taxation system
Unite has branded Northampton General Hospital’s banning of 78 biomedical scientists from the workplace a ‘disgraceful abuse of power’ and has vowed to do what it takes to settle the dispute.
To the dismay and anger of Labour councillors present at a Coventry Council debate on food banks, Cllr Julia Lepoidevin couldn't wait to get stuck in and demonise local residents who turn to food banks to help feed their...
Conservative Party Minister David Mundell MP admitted there is a link between Westminster welfare cuts and the increase in food bank use across Scotland.
The Government has admitted Universal Credit could cost taxpayers an additional £750 million after failing to decide how free school meals will work alongside the crisis-hit programme.
Welfare Reform Minister Lord Freud described the write-off of a failed £40 million IT system as "deeply regrettable" and insisted that the decision to "reorganise" Universal Credit was taken by Iain Duncan Smith.
The coalition government is to unveil plans to ban 'exclusivity' clauses in zero-hours contracts, the Business Secretary Vince Cable has revealed.
Comedian Rufus Hound, a candidate for the National Health Action Party (NHA), like many others is voicing concerns that the NHS is being 'privatised by stealth'.
Unite renewed calls for an immediate increase to the national minimum wage to tackle in-work poverty, following publication of a Living Wage Commission report.
Rachel Reeves MP said that she plans to “challenge the status quo” of Government commissioned Work Programme contracts by opening up the scheme to smaller providers.
The Labour Party has called for a "hard-headed" review of the coalition government's flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit, following the publication of an independent report today (23 June 2014). The Universal Credit Rescue Committee was asked by Labour to explore...
Trade Union Congress (TUC) Press Release: Inner London is the only area of the country to have a higher rate of job starts than before the recession, while job creation in some parts of the country is down 31 per...
Links to all of the news reports and press releases published by the Welfare News Service (WNS) in the last week.
Trade Union Congress (TUC) Press Release: Young people not in full-time education are now less likely to be in work than people of other ages and their prospects are declining, despite the recent recovery in the jobs market, the TUC...
Campaigner telephoned BBC News to ask why they had apparently failed to cover austerity protests in London - he was promptly cut off.
Tens of thousands of people converged on London today (21 June 2014) to protest against the coalition government's austerity cuts.
The Young Greens, the youth branch of the Green Party of England and Wales, have slammed Ed Miliband's plan to abolish Job Seekers' Allowance for 18-21 year olds
The Public Accounts Select Committee described the implementation of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) as 'nothing short of a fiasco, pushing sick and disabled people into the arms of loan sharks and food banks.