Monthly Archives: October 2014
The number of people in low-paid work across Britain has increased by 250,000 to just over five million, according to a new report.
Maximus Health and Human Services Ltd has been awarded the contract to undertake health-related assessments, DWP announced today
A new report from the GMB union found that over 2,700 disabled ex-Remploy workers are still looking for a job.
Ministers are considering making drastic cuts to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), internal documents reveal.
Half of all home care providers investigated by the HMRC cheated their workers out of the National Minimum Wage, damning new research reveals.
DWP will award a benefit assessment contract worth £500 million to the private American firm Maximus, according to an anonymous source.
Social care funding for the elderly and disabled is facing a £4.3 billion shortfall by the end of the decade, experts are warning.
Research from the charity Mind found that local authority mental health spending is "unacceptable low", with some spending 'close to nothing'.
Footage has emerged of UKIP's deputy leader Paul Nuttal calling for "more free market [to be] introduced into the NHS".
Former employee Zahera Gabriel-Abraham brought a legal challenge against Sports Direct, aimed at securing better working rights for its 20,000 strong workforce.
A4E contacted a heart attack victim to inform him that he must complete a back-to-work scheme, days after he suffered a major heart attack.
Jobcentre whistleblower tells Dispatches that computerised benefits scheme is ‘unworkable, poorly designed and out of date’
This weeks biggest welfare related news from the Welfare Weekly.
Labour leader called on to make a public statement of his support for carers on strike in his constituency
Ms Lamont resigned as Labour leader in Scotland on Saturday after accusing colleagues south of the border of trying to run Scotland like a "branch office of London"
Lawyers have launched legal action against the government over "unnecessary and unacceptable" disability benefit delays.
Concerns that privatisation, as an option to be considered by the Council, could lead to a watering down of the terms and conditions for the carers.
Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report predicts number of households in absolute poverty will rise by one third this decade
Work and pensions secretary says scheme will bolster economy by allowing an extra 300,000 households to enter employment
Over 100,000 struggling households have received help from the Scottish Welfare Fund, shocking new figures reveal.
DWP insists it remains on course to secure savings even though less than 15,000 claimants are currently on new benefits system
Department for Work and Pensions select committee inquiry follows death of ex-soldier after jobseeker’s allowance stopped