Monthly Archives: February 2016
Peers vote 286-219 to prolong cut of £30 a week to benefits of ill and disabled after first delay in January.
Women’s rights groups also among activists outside court where judges will consider appeals claiming tax is discriminatory.
The supreme court is to hear legal challenges from disabled people who say the 'bedroom tax' illegally discriminates against them and their families.
Tim Farron estimates the telecoms company has made a minimum of £1.49m from calls made by people struggling with the new benefits system.
Work and pensions secretary also accuses PM of talking down Britain in a sign of rising tensions at senior Tory levels over EU referendum.
Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil says the delivery of social security benefits should be based on the key principles of dignity, fairness and respect.
The number of older people leaving the labour force prematurely, due to ill-health or caring responsibilities, is at record highs.
Iain Duncan Smith has now agreed to continue publishing income-related child poverty statistics.
An estimated 3,569 people are sleeping on streets on any one night, government figures show.
A new report due to be launched in parliament on Wednesday, reveals that disabled children with multiple needs face severe barriers to accessing play services, which effectively means they are often being "excluded from their own communities". The report - Making...
MPs in the House of Commons voted by 306 to 279 to slash Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by £30 a week.
Government freeze on tax credits and jobseekers’ allowance could cost families 12% of their benefits, says report.
Review into Winterbourne View scandal says system is still failing to care for those with learning disabilities.
New pilot scheme has the potential to "smash the financial barriers disabled people face accessing politics", say disability rights campaigners.
Dr Alan Smith, the bishop of St Albans, says proposed cuts will hit those the prime minister says he wants to help.
Pensioners and others who qualify for help to meet higher winter fuel bills are not being paid until end of February or March.
Black Triangle among groups backing free speech, claiming college over-reacted to retorts about Adam Perkins benefits theory.
John McDonnell has said that the Labour Party will consider universal basic income as a part of its new economic policy.
As 28 EU members meet to agree a deal on the UK’s demands for EU reform, Labour leader brands whole renegotiation a ‘theatrical sideshow’.
Universal credit system will be claimed either online or by ringing an 0345 number, which costs 45p a minute from mobile or 12p a minute from landline.