Monthly Archives: November 2015
Macmillan is calling on the government to reconsider its proposal to take away £30 a week from people claiming sickness benefits.
George Osborne and Sajid Javid want more competition to drive down prices, as Labour claims thousands could lose out due to in-work benefit cuts.
Home visits face crisis because powers to raise tax favour richer boroughs, warns Local Government Association.
The government is intent on destroying the welfare state and has 'written off' people with disabilities, says BBC Question Time audience member.
The government is replacing the 'Mandatory Work Activity' scheme and 'Community Work Placements' with a new 'Work and Health Programme'.
IFS says there is 50-50 chance Osborne will have to revisit spending plans, while Resolution Foundation says some families could lose £3,000 a year by 2020.
High court finds that two claimants caring for relatives for upwards of 35 hours a week were effectively in work and should be exempt from cap.
George Osborne's unexpected U-turn on tax credit cuts is dominating Thurday's front pages.
The Chancellor also announced plans for a new 'Work and Health Programme', to replace the Work Programme and Work Choice.
Chancellor to spell out how axe will fall on Whitehall budgets that were not protected in election manifesto pledge.
George Osborne is in danger of breaching his own self-imposed cap on government welfare spending.
The Green Party has slammed the Tory government's decision not to renew a crucial fund that helps disabled people stand for election.
Dr Jed Boardman says work capability assessment causes distress for people with severe problems and has led to relapses.
Nicola Sturgeon will use a speech in Glasgow to urge the Chancellor to reverse "potentially catastrophic" cuts to tax credits.
‘Hunger is being used as a weapon,’ says veteran director, calling for public rage over situation he says is worse than when he made Cathy Come Home in 1966.
Study says government’s obsession with shrinking size of state is straining public services and further cuts will harm growth.
The number of young people living in poverty in the UK has rocketed by 400,000 in the last ten years, according to a damning new report.
Compromise over chancellor’s controversial measure will hit same people already losing their tax credits.
George Osborne is seeking nothing less than the complete dismantling of the welfare state, says John McDonnell.
This weeks biggest news stories from Welfare Weekly and others.