Monthly Archives: April 2016
The government has lost the latest round of its legal battle to stop thousands of jobseekers clawing back £130m in benefits.
Vulnerable young people without permanent placement not receiving vital support, warns Commons committee.
EHRC document to be presented to the UN, seen exclusively by the Guardian, says that new contract discriminates against female doctors.
Welfare Cap may create an incentive for the government to park the unemployed on Jobseeker's Allowance, report says.
Research by Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds 668,000 households unable to afford essentials such as food, heating and clothes.
A two-year wait until refugees in the UK are eligible to apply for disability living allowance has left people with war-inflicted injuries and other serious medical conditions without support.
Hilarious video shows Patrick Stewart exposing the problems in the Conservative plan for a UK bill of rights.
Tens of thousands of sick and disabled people are struggling to cope with changes to disability benefits, says Citizens Advice.
A young man had his benefits sanctioned 'for being unshaven', according to a Glasgow foodbank.
DWP officials considered plans to begin charging sick and disabled to challenge benefit decisions, a secret internal document reveals.
Woman stripped of her right to state pension says the UK Government doesn't care whether vulnerable people live or die.
Universal Credit rent delays mean a growing number of private landlords are refusing to rent to low-income families.
Disability rights campaigners win appeal against government’s refusal to publicise investigations into alleged suicides.
Labour says sale of council and housing association property will force poorer people into expensive private rented accommodation.
Scottish Greens say a 'Social Security Commission' could help determine the most humane approach to delivering new powers over benefits.
Labour MP and welfare reform campaigner says idea would help counter higher unemployment rate among 50–64 age group.
The EU referendum is as divisive as ever, but could leaving actually open up the way to improving the lives of vulnerable people?
TUC calls for urgent action as analysis reveals BAME degree graduates are two and half times more likely to be unemployed than white people.
Trussell Trust gave out enough emergency food to feed more than 1.1 million people last year.
Psychologists have slammed the private firm Capita, over what they describe as the "inadequacy of the assessments" for Personal Independence Payment.
Critics say scheme under which working people claiming universal credit can be fined for failing to do enough to find more work is ‘political dynamite’.
Wellbeing of thousands of children living in foster care threatened by government cuts to local authority funding.
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