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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Labour Calls For Inquiry Into Tax Credits Cuts – After Refusing To Vote Against Them

The UK government's tax credits cuts should be scrutinised by the Work and Pensions Select Committee, says Harriet Harman.

National Minimum Wage Cheats ‘Named And Shamed’

TUC's Frances O'Grady says employers who flout the National Minimum Wage should face higher fines and has called for more prosecutions.

Royal College Of GPs Warns Of High Stress Levels For Doctors

GPs have warned that a 7-day a week NHS 'could lead to mistakes and may put lives at risk'.

Obese People And Drug Users Who Refuse Treatment Could Have Benefits Cut

David Cameron launches review by Dame Carol Black of welfare for those with drug, alcohol or obesity problems.

Scottish Welfare Fund Helps Over 150,000 Vulnerable Households

More than 150,000 vulnerable households have been helped by the Scottish Welfare Fund, it has been revealed today.

Number Of Jobseekers More Than Double Headline Unemployment Figures, Says TUC

Research also reveals that nearly 300,000 more women 'want work' than their male counterparts, according to the TUC.

£3.7 BILLION In Pensioner Benefits Remain Unclaimed Each Year

Around £3.7 BILLION in benefits meant for struggling pensioners go unclaimed each year, according to Age UK.

Housing Benefit Axe Could Push 1,000 Vulnerable Young Scots Into Homelessness

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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Review Of Benefit Sanctions Urged Amid Concern Over Regime’s Effectiveness

Advisers to Iain Duncan Smith say there is no hard evidence that stopping payments to claimants is helping people get jobs.

Tories ‘Casting Adrift’ 120,000 Scottish Children Living In Poverty

Redefining child poverty will 'cast adrift' 120,000 Scottish children living in poverty, says Scotland's Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil.

Less Able Rich Kids 35% More Likely To Become Higher Earners Than Bright Poor Kids

New research has exposed the reality of a ‘glass floor’ in British society, limiting the life chances of bright poor kids.

Welfare Weekly Summary, 25 July 2015

This weeks biggest news stories from Welfare Weekly and others.

The Benefit Cap Risks Turning Half Of England Into A Ghetto

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?

Benefit Claimants Should Not Be Forced To Live In Fear

Why are we pushing vulnerable benefit claimants into the position of feeling that the only way out is to take their own life?

MPs Launch Inquiry Into Benefit Delays

The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the accuracy and timeliness of benefit payments.
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Tim Farron Slams Tories And Labour Over Welfare Cuts (Video)

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron criticised the government's welfare reforms and Labour's refusal to oppose £12bn in cuts.

Tim Farron Urges Labour To Oppose ‘Shameful’ Tory Welfare Cuts

Tim Farron MP has written to Harriet Harman, calling on Labour to oppose the government's "shameful" cuts to welfare spending.

SNP Takes To Opposition Seats After Blasting Labour For Welfare Bill Stance

Nicola Sturgeon says her party offered the only opposition to the Conservatives, after slamming Labour for abstaining from a crucial vote on welfare reforms.

Disabled Bedroom Tax Victims Take Their Battle To Court Of Appeal

The grandparents of a severely disabled child have won the right to fight 'bedroom tax' at the Court of Appeal.

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