Monthly Archives: October 2016
Consultation to be carried out as cost of treating long-term health conditions that prevent people from working reaches £7bn.
Work and Pensions Secretary Damien Green will announce a consultation on changes to the Work Capability Assessment.
Former work and pensions secretary will tell PM to invest in in-work benefits to help those who are ‘just about managing’.
New research has found that the proportion of autistic people in full-time paid work has stagnated since 2007, at just under 16%.
Report says older tenants are being left to live in 'appalling conditions', due to negligent landlords and letting agents.
Oxford University research shows link between sanctions and use of charity parcels, a pattern ministers refuse to accept.
A 'citizen's income', or 'universal basic income', would be a radical alternative to the current social security system.
Half a million older people at risk from £513 million UK homecare deficit.
Bob Blackman’s bill aims to prevent people without children from being told by councils to fend for themselves.
A damning new survey from 'Quids in!' magazine reveals ongoing financial hardship among social housing tenants.
New 'Work and Health Programme' will help 45,000 fewer disabled people each year than the schemes it's replacing, report shows.
Backbenchers ‘girding themselves’ for campaign to make new system of universal credit fairer before chancellor’s autumn statement.
The idea of increasing welfare conditionality originated from the behavioural economics theories of the 'Nudge Unit' in the first place.
The first strike will be on Wednesday 26 October, followed by an initial phase of industrial action short of a strike.
I, Daniel Blake, the story of a disabled man's battle with the welfare system, will be released in UK cinemas on 21 October.
Homelessness charity St Mungo’s has revealed that 129 rough sleepers died in London since 2010.
Study of government’s flagship social policy from 2012 suggests ‘very small number of positive or negative results’ in tackling addiction and truancy.
Number of people working for themselves up by half in 15 years but their average pay down £60 a week, thinktanks say.
Sector desperately needs more nurses to protect the quality of care, says recruitment firm.
A US outsourcing company has been accused of exercising a “reign of terror” over people who claim tax credits.
A least 2,000 Scots with direct experience of receiving benefits will be asked to help design 'Scotland's first ever social security system'.
New research reveals that one in three hospital trusts in England have increased car parking charges in the last year.
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