Monthly Archives: September 2014
"The working class and poor are once again being forced to shoulder the burden of a class that produces nothing and will take everything they can get", says Christine Schofelt.
George Osborne's plan “fails to reflect the reality” that “millions rely on housing benefit to secure a roof over their head”, including working families, says CIH chief executive.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s plans for a two year benefits freeze will once again penalise the most vulnerable in our society, says the Green Party
The Tories relentless attack against the poorest and most vulnerable people in our society shows their growing contempt for anyone who isn't a millionaire or a Tory party donor.
An epileptic man with brain damage, his carer and neighbour have reacted with fury after the disabled man was deemed 'fit for work' by an “overzealous government”.
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) in government would end “unfair Atos-style disability benefit assessments”, deputy chairman Suzanne Evans has said. In a move which may surprise many of our readers, who rightly (in our view) consider UKIP to be more...
A man with epilepsy hanged himself after his incapacity benefit was stopped, a coroner's inquest heard. Trevor Drakard, 50, was found hanged in his Sunderland home just months after being assessed as 'fit for work' and ordered to find a...
A future Conservative government would reduce the benefit cap from £26,000 to £23,000 and force young unemployed people to work for their benefits, chancellor George Osborne revealed today.
New rules which force unemployed people to wait seven days to claim benefits will push thousands into the arms of payday lenders, warn SNP.
Besides the four-hour strike between 07.00 and 11.00 on 13 October, Unite members in England will be working to rule and adhering to the 37.5 hour week
Independent report says £1.50 increase in minimum wage in 2015 is affordable
Latest figures show that 59,710 homeless households were living in temporary accommodation across England at the end of June 2014 – the highest level for five years.
Researchers have managed to pinpoint the exact moment in history when public support for Britain's benefits system began to wane. According to research published today from the University of Bristol, public attitude toward unemployed people began to harden after Tony...
Labour's plan to cut child benefit is a clear indication that they are "locked into the Tory austerity agenda", say the SNP.
Rachel Reeves MP outlines the future of the welfare state under a Labour government, including scrapping the 'bedroom tax' and reforming 'fit for work' tests.
Ed Balls will announce Labour's pledge to extend the coalition's 1% cap on child benefit rises up until 2017, in a speech at the party's conference in Manchester on Monday.
Police and the CPS are failing to recognise that abuse against people with disabilities is often “simply because they're disabled”.
SSAC has begun a consultation on proposals that certain Universal Credit claimants must wait 7 days before they are entitled to benefit.
A future Labour government could scrap Universal Credit within months of taking office, sources close to the party have said.
Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, has announced that the current level of Welsh government funding will be doubled from £1 million to £2 million.
The controversial Work Programme, dubbed 'workfare' by opponents to the scheme, is still failing to help large numbers of unemployed people into permanent work, figures show.