Monthly Archives: July 2015
The UK government's tax credits cuts should be scrutinised by the Work and Pensions Select Committee, says Harriet Harman.
TUC's Frances O'Grady says employers who flout the National Minimum Wage should face higher fines and has called for more prosecutions.
GPs have warned that a 7-day a week NHS 'could lead to mistakes and may put lives at risk'.
David Cameron launches review by Dame Carol Black of welfare for those with drug, alcohol or obesity problems.
More than 150,000 vulnerable households have been helped by the Scottish Welfare Fund, it has been revealed today.
Research also reveals that nearly 300,000 more women 'want work' than their male counterparts, according to the TUC.
Around £3.7 BILLION in benefits meant for struggling pensioners go unclaimed each year, according to Age UK.
George Osborne's plan to axe housing benefit for 18-21 years old could have a "catastrophic" impact on young people in Scotland, a charity has warned.
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Advisers to Iain Duncan Smith say there is no hard evidence that stopping payments to claimants is helping people get jobs.
Redefining child poverty will 'cast adrift' 120,000 Scottish children living in poverty, says Scotland's Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil.
New research has exposed the reality of a ‘glass floor’ in British society, limiting the life chances of bright poor kids.
This weeks biggest news stories from Welfare Weekly and others.
Housing benefit cuts will see poor families on benefits priced almost completely out of the south – and even some northern cities. Where will they go?
Why are we pushing vulnerable benefit claimants into the position of feeling that the only way out is to take their own life?
The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the accuracy and timeliness of benefit payments.
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron criticised the government's welfare reforms and Labour's refusal to oppose £12bn in cuts.
Tim Farron MP has written to Harriet Harman, calling on Labour to oppose the government's "shameful" cuts to welfare spending.
Nicola Sturgeon says her party offered the only opposition to the Conservatives, after slamming Labour for abstaining from a crucial vote on welfare reforms.
The grandparents of a severely disabled child have won the right to fight 'bedroom tax' at the Court of Appeal.
Joe Anderson attacks his Westminster party colleagues, saying there are no compelling leadership candidates and that Harriet Harman ‘handled this badly’.
Tory minister Priti Patel says the government may not release the figures until "autumn".