Monthly Archives: August 2016
Government should avoid repeating the mistakes of the failed Work Programme and devolve responsibility for the new Work and Health Programme to all local areas, say council leaders.
Most low-income working households to be worse off by 2020, and families on out-of-work benefits face losing fifth of income.
Study finds ‘stubbornly high number of young people excluded from UK labour market’ – depending on where they live.
Tories continue to believe the poor are to blame for "broken Britain", rather than their own disastrous decision-making.
Firmer link between contributions and receipts is on table as PM calls first cabinet meeting since summer break.
LGA warn the controversial policy would cause stress to families and say financial returns will be lower than originally forecast.
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Changes coming in this autumn will take an average of £60 a week from households affected, government analysis shows.
Up to 10,000 could lose entitlement to the highest mobility rate of Personal Independence Payment, following Government changes to eligibility criteria.
National Health Action Party have welcomed a pledge from the Labour leader to 'renationalise' the NHS, but warn there may be little left to be renationalised.
One in eight people using new pension freedoms have being caught out by unexpected taxes and cuts to benefits, says Citizens Advice.
Delays in government’s flagship welfare reform has caused debt, rent arrears and health problems, says Labour MP Frank Field.
Hundreds of thousands of households face a £100-a-month gap between private rents and housing benefit by 2020, says study.
Lyn had her disability benefits axed for missing an appointment, after collapsing at home following life-saving open-heart surgery.
Shocking research reveals 3.2 million households are in ‘problem debt’, while more than a million are in 'extreme problem debt'.
Citizens Advice warns people who dip into their pension pot now may later discover they cannot afford future care costs.
TUC says study highlights a waste of black, Asian and minority ethnic talent and urges more effort to tackle discrimination at work.
When you cry down the phone I feel like crying too, but if I speak to you for longer than 23 minutes and go off-script I risk losing my job.
National Housing Federation says the government should free up housing associations to build more affordable homes.
Disabled people are being let down by a benefits system that is meant to exist to protect them.