Monthly Archives: January 2016
Nearly three-quarters of local authorities in England are still limiting homecare visits to just fifteen minutes, report warns.
Damning new report highlights the catastrophic human cost of social care cuts on vulnerable groups.
House of Lords voted by 283 to 198 against Tory plans for a £30 a week cut for 500,000 Employment and Support Allowance claimants.
Court of Appeal ruled that the 'Bedroom Tax' unlawfully discriminates against disabled children and victims of domestic violence.
Charities hail major victory as it emerges that those who spend more than 35 hours a week caring will be exempt from the cap.
Up to 82,000 specialist homes for most vulnerable residents, including domestic violence victims, at threat of closure.
Conservatives announced plans to abolish current system of targets, but amendment by Bishop of Durham passes by 290 votes to 198.
Opposition members of the upper house will attempt to amend the welfare reform bill and neuter one of its key aims.
Specialist housing providers could be forced to close accommodation for the most vulnerable, due to Tory Housing Benefit cuts.
Tory cuts to Employment and Support Allowance would 'push disabled people further away from work and closer to poverty', say charities.
20,000 single parents of young children would miss out on extended free childcare under the Tory Childcare Bill, says the Gingerbread charity.
High Court ruling found that the benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against disabled people and their carers.
Almost 12,500 blind and partially sighted older people have been left without vital social care services, say Age UK and RNIB.
Prime minister pushing for change to rules allowing migrants to send payments back to their country of origin, but eastern European countries express concern.
Labour leader tells David Cameron he has ‘form’ for introducing cuts without alerting electorate.
DWP 'administrative error' left more than 300,000 sick and disabled people without their £10 'Christmas Bonus'.
Work and Pensions Secretary to unveil Tory plans to push 2 million sickness benefit claimants back into work.
A damning new report highlights the global issue of income inequality, and reveals how 1% now own more than the rest of the world combined.
Britain is willing to look at alternative measures to a four-year ban on access to in-work benefits, says Philip Hammond MP.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills should tackle employers and landlords dependent on tax credits and Housing Benefit, says Frank Field MP.