Monthly Archives: September 2016
Health unions say government needs to inject £280m into the NHS by the end of the decade, or could find themselves in breach of their own minimum wage laws.
Rising costs to housing and childcare have hit ‘just managing’ families, as identified by Theresa May in her maiden Downing Street speech.
175 civil society organisations have raised grave concerns over welfare “reforms” and living standards in the UK.
End of an assured shorthold tenancy cited by nearly a third of newly homeless households, figures show.
More than 13,000 workers underpaid by over £3.5m since 2014, but HMRC prosecution rate remain paltry despite employers breaking law.
Scottish parliament hears about women and girls using newspaper and socks as ‘period poverty’ is debated for first time.
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Debbie Abrahams MP, also said being on social security shouldn't mean having to live in poverty.
Liz Carr compared the government's treatment of disabled people to Nazi oppression at the Labour Party Conference 2016.
Comment about Esther McVey was made in anger but it is ‘better to be honest with people’, says shadow chancellor.
David suffered a life-threatening brain hemorrhage but was still ordered to prove he was unfit for work by the DWP.
Damian Green, the work and pensions secretary, hints at end to austerity agenda, promising no further raids on benefits.
Soaring property prices are making more neighbourhoods inaccessible to the under 50s, report reveals.
Motion backs calls for 'fit for work tests' to be scrapped and replaced by a fair and humane process for determining work capability.
Children's society says benefit sanctions are leaving thousands of care leavers hungry and in debt.
Report also says 'older people are paying the price for cuts to social care', with a rising number left without any support at all.
Work and pensions secretary says local housing allowance cap will be deferred after opposition from charities and Labour.
Despite cross-party criticism of mistakes made by the firm, Treasury says there is no need ‘to go into inquiries etc etc'.
US firm Concentrix heavily criticised by Frank Field will not be given further work by tax collector.
Report highlights the devastating impact of housing benefit cuts on the mental health of private sector tenants.
Charities warn the new service puts domestic abuse survivors at risk.
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