Monthly Archives: December 2015
Average gross earnings across the United Kingdom have plummeted by more than 13 per cent since 2008, according to a new report.
An extra 3.6 million people could be pushed below the breadline by Christmas 2030, including 1.9 million children.
SNP MP says "tinkering around the edges" of the benefit sanctions regime would not resolve "the deep flaws at its core".
Ethnic minorities are losing out in the battle for jobs and have a less equal chance of securing quality employment, according to a new report.
The new 'fee-free' accounts will allow poor and vulnerable people to escape extortionate bank charges.
Troubled children add to NHS burden as concern grows over lack of out-of-hours care.
Further cuts to social security benefits will 'inevitably' increase income inequality in the UK, a respected economist has warned.
Shadow housing minister says homelessness rose 21% and 33% among black and Asian households, respectively, compared with 7% in general population.
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A damning new report reveals the worrying extent of loneliness and isolation amongst homeless people in the UK.
Just 2.5% of claimants referred to the mandatory scheme have secured a job outcome, DWP statistics show.
Work and Pensions Committee is to explore the possibility of limiting access to social security benefits, based on a combination of residency and contributions.
Plaid Cymru candidate Helen Mary Jones says the party would introduction of a "new Child Poverty Action Plan" to help end child poverty in Wales.
Imposing sanctions on people who already have very limited resources is not only irrational, it is absurdly and spectacularly cruel.
Department for Work and Pensions admits work allowance will fall under universal credit but people can ‘recoup the loss’.
Commons work and pensions committee says government must do more to fix avoidable hold-ups and underpayments.
More than one million people will be providing care and support for a terminally ill loved one this Christmas, according to Marie Curie.
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Labour leader rejects policy set out in party manifesto for 2015 election and says all UK taxpayers should have access to benefits.
DCLG figures reveal 45% rise in households with children living in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation.
Carers UK warns of "serious repercussions" for carers if the budget and responsibility for Attendance Allowance is devolved to local authorities.
Claimants regularly run out of money and have to dip into savings or borrow, and only one in nine have escaped policy by moving home.