Monthly Archives: August 2014
Almost a MILLION working parents are skipping meals so they can afford to pay the rent or mortgage, shocking new figures reveal.
Labour Party Media Release: More patients are self-harming and attempting suicide in NHS hospitals, new figures reveal. Data obtained by Labour’s Luciana Berger MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health, show the number of suicide attempts and self-harm incidents in mental health...
This graph shows the total number of ESA reconsiderations per month compared to the number of decisions overturned.
Further problems with Iain Duncan Smith's flagship Universal Credit scheme have emerged today, as figures show that the DWP is so desperate to make the new benefit work that they'll even pay your rent for you. Labour MP Frank Field...
Unite, the country’s largest union, is balloting its members over possible strike action in the autumn over the government’s ‘insulting’ pay offer
Far too many of Britain's social housing estates are blighted by crime, gangs, unemployment, poor education and violence, the report claims.
Scottish National Party (SNP) Media Release: The SNP has today highlighted a report by leading charities showing that Westminster’s welfare cuts are putting children in danger. Today’s Herald reports Barnardo's Scotland and NSPCC Scotland are also warning that the Scottish Government’s...
Pensioner's Winter Fuel Allowance would increase with inflation in an independent Scotland, say the Scottish National Party (SNP). The SNP say that Winter Fuel Allowance (WFA) in Scotland would be increased in line with inflation for the very first time,...
Rethink has issued an apology in response to concerns about an email which appeared to suggest that people with mental health problems are a"disease burden" on the NHS.
Similar measures have already been introduced in Belgium and Australia, and are now being recommended by a growing number of MPs in the UK.
Campaigners have reacted angrily to an email from the charity Rethink, which appears to suggest that people with mental health problems are a “disease burden” on the NHS.
The poorest regions in the UK are by far the poorest in all of Northern Europe and much more unequal, figures suggest.
Welfare reforms spectacularly fail the Prime Minister’s new family test, says TUC.
An incoming Labour government will dramatically need to increase the number of health visitors to repair the damage of the coalition’s austerity measures, say Unite.
The highly controversial 'fit for work' test is “far from satisfactory” for people with mental health problems, a damning new report has found.
The Department for Work and Pensions has denied urging civil servants to vote 'No' in the Scottish Independence referendum in September.
Unison is calling on patients and residents to 'fight-back' against the planned privatisation of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent cancer and end of life care services.
Parliament's spending watchdog has accused the DWP of hiding the failings of Iain Duncan Smith's troubled Universal Credit scheme.