Monthly Archives: September 2015
The government’s flagship welfare-to-work programme institutionalises bullying, interrupted only by undirected job searches.
If you're thinking about looking for a new job it may be wiser bet to stay in your current role, at least for the time-being.
Shadow housing minister John Healey says government could build 100,000 council houses and housing association homes a year.
Owen Smith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, gives a speech to the Labour Party Annual Conference.
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Rise of 50p an hour will not cover loss of benefits for 6.5 million people, says Resolution Foundation thinktank.
Catch up with all of this weeks news from Welfare Weekly and others.
Somerset Council social services unlawfully deprived a severely disabled adult of her right to a home life, a judge has ruled.
The number of young people seeking help with debt issues has increased by more than a fifth in the last year.
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Home care visits for elderly and vulnerable people should last for at least half and hour, the health watchdog says.
Ruby Urbacz died from a heart attack on 6th September 2015. after her benefits were stopped by officials from the DWP.
A rule that penalises families whose disabled children are in hospital will be abolished, the Scottish Government has announced.
Institute for Fiscal Studies says that in-work benefits help close the gap between rich and poor over a worker’s lifetime.
Campaigners have written to PM David Cameron expressing ‘serious concern’ at the government’s approach to the Freedom of Information Act.
Report into death of Michael O’Sullivan blames work capacity assessment and warns ‘risk future deaths will occur’ unless DWP takes action.
The care sector is calling on the UK Government to do more to tackle the 'crisis' in social care.
Hundreds of millions of people around the globe face becoming trapped unnecessarily in extreme poverty, warns Oxfam.
Scotland has the highest proportion of workers earning the 'real Living Wage' in the UK, according to new figures.
Flagship policy of Nick Clegg to give free meals to all schoolchildren should not be canceled, says new shadow education secretary Lucy Powell.
Norman Lamb predicts healthcare system will crash in two years and says Tories are being dishonest over crisis.
With councils too skint to fund adaptations and a serious lack of housebuilding, more disabled people are being trapped in inaccessible homes.