Monthly Archives: December 2016
James Harrison died just ten months later.
Tories urged to act as one in 10 households is fuel poor, rising to about one in five for those renting from private landlords.
Zero-hours contract workers face a ‘precarious pay penalty’ of £1,000 a year, new analysis suggests.
People with non-urgent conditions may be neglected amid long waiting times, leading to acute problems, warns head of GPs’ body.
Thousands of people in Scotland are missing out on vital financial support, as more than £2bn in social security benefits remains unclaimed every year.
Former Labour health secretary says redistribution of the new homes bonus means less money for some local authorities.
LibDem leader Tim Farron said the exorbitant cost of PIP assessments "adds to the suspicion that these companies are just driven by a profit motive".
Children’s commissioner calls for local authorities to help more young people who care for sick, disabled or addicted relatives.
Labour leader says 'no one should be on the streets' in the sixth biggest economy in the world.
Labour’s John Healey says figures undermine government’s claim to protect society’s most vulnerable.
TUC blasts “scrooge-like” public sector pay cap, as research reveals emergency workers annual wages have dropped by up to £3,300.
Homeless people report being kicked in the head, sexually assaulted, having bedding set on fire and being urinated on.
Turn2us has seen a 34% rise in people using its benefits calculator, as charity warns 'people continue to struggle to make ends meet'.
Demand for food parcels expected to rise by up to 53% in December 2016.
MPs and charities say political focus on reducing level of child poverty in UK has been lost as team is merged into Department for Work and Pensions.
SNP MP calls for benefit sanctions to be halted over the festive period.
MPs "unable to find consistent evidence" to prove the Troubled Families Programme has had any significant impact.
Lack of housing lawyers has led to fall in number of challenges to evictions at time of record repossessions in rental market.
The Labour leader has written to Theresa May, calling for "urgent talks" to address a deepening crisis in adult social care.
Homelessness statistics show 24% increase in households with children residing in B&Bs for longer than six weeks in England.
If you're in receipt of benefits or tax credits in the UK, you should be paid early over Christmas and New Year. Here are the dates you need.
Opposition plans to expand charity-run Clearing House scheme to tackle ‘rapidly rising’ problem of rough sleeping.