Monthly Archives: May 2015
One of the options being considered is limiting child benefit to no more than two children, saving an estimated £1bn a year.
Furniture Village advert says customers can save £270 on a luxury mattress, adding "this should help towards the bedroom tax".
This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.
Internal government assessment seen by the Guardian shows lowering of welfare cap will be disastrous for families if parents are unable to find extra work.
The high court has ordered an urgent judicial review into the benefit cap and its impact on disabled people and the carers.
The Government must use the "hard lessons" it learnt from welfare reforms which caused "significant financial and human costs", says the NAO.
Leadership favourite tells business figures he wants counter perception party is ‘soft on people who want something for nothing’ and doesn’t celebrate enterprise.
Scottish inquiry extended to include allegations of abuse in foster care, in long-term hospital care and in boarding schools.
A skills shortage and ageing workforce is risking an imminent shortfall in the number of health and social care workers, according to new research.
Labour's interim leader Harriet Harman said she was "sympathetic' to the idea of lowering the benefit cap to £23,000.
A leading children's charity has said policies outlined in the Queen's speech will benefit low income families least and criticised plans for further welfare cuts.
The government has announced plans to lower the benefit cap, freeze working age benefits, restrict housing benefit for young people and require them to 'earn or learn'.
Failure to reach agreement at Stormont raises fears that institutions could collapse and the DUP and Sinn Féin could walk away.
Further welfare cuts will deepen the suffering of vulnerable women who are already struggling to make ends meet, says Trust Deed Scotland.
Nationalist parties threatening to veto bill but power-sharing partners say talk of better deal with Westminster is unrealistic.
Banning zero-hours exclusivity clauses "does nothing to turn an insecure job into a better one", says Unite.
Welfare reform savings are lower and costs are higher than planned, says expert.
Thousands of British pensioners are facing the stark reality of 'financial ruin', just four weeks into the new Pensions Scheme Act.
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on David Cameron to introduce a new law to force supermarkets to donate waste food to charity.
Many people still worry about having enough money left each week to pay bills, housing costs and buy food.