Monthly Archives: November 2016
Credit union reports a rise in the number of families taking out loans secured on social security benefits.
Government has failed to measure whether sanctions represent value for money, while application varies widely, find auditors.
Two-thirds of local authorities with the highest number of rough sleepers fail to commission specialist mental health services.
Steve Webb says government considering faster timetable for higher state pension age of 70, affecting millions of workers.
Theresa May under pressure as doctors urge funding U-turn and cross-party alliance warns millions of people are at risk.
‘Gap in data feed’ led to thousands of families missing up to £20,000 – but payments will only be backdated to April.
Holyrood can exempt Scots taking part from having benefits stopped or cut thanks to newly devolved welfare powers.
Philip Hammond will attempt in the autumn statement to fulfil PM’s pledge to support families who are ‘just about managing’.
SNP urge the UK government to ditch its 'failed austerity agenda'.
More than 6.4 million people aged 65 and over live in areas without enough care to meet demand – especially specialist dementia care, says research.
Research published ahead of autumn statement shows universal credit cuts, benefit rate freeze and rising rents are hitting low-income households.
Debbie Abrahams says Pension Credit would be extended to support vulnerable women hit by pension age changes.
Tax and benefit changes since 2010 have increased equality gap.
No MPs voted against motion to stop cuts to employment support allowance, with 127 in favour, but it is symbolic only.
Disability Rights UK says a £30 a week cut to ESA will make it more difficult for disabled people to find or stay in employment.
Unison says an expected £2.4 billion 'surplus' in business taxes should be used to help ease the adult social care crisis in England.
Social security minister Jeane Freeman accuses opponents of ‘careless disregard for the impact their words have on the people they claim to represent'.
John McDonnell will use speech to say Philip Hammond should scrap planned benefit cuts in upcoming autumn statement.
UK government urged to “right a wrong” on women’s pension inequality.
MP Frank Field calls for five-day target to process applications, saying too many being left for too long without support.
Video: Ex DWP officer says claimants were encouraged to change answers "in a way that would drop themselves in it".
SNP issue urgent plea to Chancellor Philip Hammond to delay a £30-a-week cut to Employment Support Allowance.