Monthly Archives: October 2015
The Government is planning to scrap lifetime tenancies for renters in council and housing association properties.
George Osborne hears cuts should not hit existing tax credit recipients and should be delayed until end of parliament.
Unemployed people with mental health conditions are more likely to have their benefits stopped than supported into work, damning figures show.
A UN committee has announced an investigation into the impact of Tory austerity measures on vulnerable groups.
Tameside, Greater Manchester, to join other hospitals in opening food bank, with staff trained to spot signs of poor nutrition.
Cameron repeatedly refused to answer a question from Jeremy Corbyn, on whether tax credits cuts would leave families worse off.
Work and pensions secretary says advisers will be posted in food banks in trial to be rolled out across the UK if successful.
Fabian Society accused the Government of lacking a strategy to combat food poverty and said proposed tax-credit cuts could become an even bigger driver of poverty.
Unemployment figures are cleverly designed to make sure that people don't find out the facts, writes Mark Williams.
People with less than 10 years of National Insurance contributions will no longer receive any State Pension.
Chancellor says he will respond to Lords defeat with new measures in his autumn statement and declines to rule out lowering surplus target.
George Osborne plans to cut £30 a week from ESA, paid to claimants forced to give up work through illness or serious accident.
The Government has signaled a move to curb the powers of the House of Lords, following embarrassing defeats on its plans to cut tax credits for millions of working families.
Peers twice defied and ignored Tory threats not to stand in the way of changes to tax credits.
Analysis by the Child Poverty Action Group has calculated the expected losses to tax credits cuts for workers in various different jobs.
Downing Street is heading for a showdown with the House of Lords over controversial plans to cut tax credits.
Labour has offered not to attack the Tories if George Osborne does "the right thing" by deciding to reverse the changes to tax credits.
The warning comes as David Cameron faces a triple-whammy of challenges against the Government's cuts to tax credits.
This weeks biggest news stories from Welfare Weekly and others.
The Children’s Commissioner has criticised tax credits cuts and called for measures to reduce the impact the changes will have on the poorest children.