Monthly Archives: March 2015
Ed Miliband plans to give employees legal right to a regular contract after 12 weeks’ continuous work but critics say employers will sack staff before deadline.
Liberal Democrats have joined calls demanding the Tories admit how they would slash £12 billion from welfare spending.
Reforms are reversing the progress made toward creating an educational system that works for disabled staff and pupils.
Councils policy of including disability benefits when calculating housing support for Bedroom Tax victims is illegal, rules the High Court.
Plaid Cymru are launching their manifesto with a pledge to end austerity and unleash Wales' economic potential.
Scottish Greens have today (30 March) launched their 2015 general election manifesto, pledging to tackle poverty and rollback benefit cuts.
Jeremy Hunt's pledge of an extra £8bn in funding for the NHS falls well short of what is required, says the NHA.
The Scottish National Party has reiterated its call for the full devolution of economic and welfare powers to the Scottish Government.
This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.
The leak of emails outlining further Tory welfare cut options shows just how fragile the party’s popularity is over social security reforms.
The number of households accepted as statutory homeless in England has increased by 6% in only twelve months, new figures show.
Two disabled people have lodged a complaint with the United Nations over the Government's plan to close the Independent Living Fund.
Young adults in Scotland make up the biggest share of the population living in poverty, according to a new report.
Labour is promising to scrap benefit sanction targets and low pay culture that it believes is forcing people to turn to food banks.
Report by joint committee on human rights says worst suffering has been inflicted on children from migrant and low-income families.
A cross-party committee of MPs have called for a full independent review into controversial and 'punitive' benefit sanctions.
The recommendation comes in a report from the Work and Pensions Select Committee that has been released today.
Pledge is designed to increase pressure on Tories, who raised VAT in June 2010 even though David Cameron had previously said he had no plans to do so.
Private health firms bidding for major NHS contracts have tax avoidance measures 'at the very core of their business planning'.
Millions of pensioners and benefit claimants are being "fleeced" by rip-off 0845 helplines.
3,600 Scottish families with dependent children were affected by benefit sanctions between June 2012 and May 2013.
The BMA has agreed to alert GPs about legislation which could prevent disabled people from having to undergo demeaning 'fit for work' tests.