Monthly Archives: April 2017
Removal of minimum rise could push many into poverty.
Labour's ambitious 20-point plan aims to transform the workplace and 'end the rigged economy'.
An inquest was told that Peter Sherwood feared his disability benefits would be cut.
Work and Pensions Secretary wrongly claimed the Scottish Government could create a new benefit to help women hit by pension changes.
Scrapping payments to wealthiest 5% to 10% would allow government to give more to people in greater need, says thinktank.
Housing experts say welfare policies must not prevent people from accessing genuinely affordable housing.
Work and Pensions Committee conclude that replacing the welfare system with a 'Citizen's Income' would be too costly and may not alleviate poverty.
Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman confirms that there will be no contracting with the private sector for social security benefit assessments.
Conservative MP Bob Blackman’s Homelessness Reduction Bill has been granted royal assent.
Work and Pensions Committee Chair Frank Field has written to Damian Green, highlighting serious concerns with Universal Credit.
Nearly 3m working households with children on tax credits face average loss of £2,500 a year, according to thinktank.
‘Triple-lock’ policy that guarantees increase in basic state pension each year could be ditched for weaker ‘double lock’ and money used for social care instead.
Shadow health secretary pledges to ‘end Tory privatisation’ by reversing moves to bring private providers into NHS.
Around one in four UK pensioners are not claiming all the state benefits they are entitled to, research by Age UK shows.
For the modern Conservative Party, there's nothing "difficult" about cutting financial support for those lease able to defend themselves.
Research by Age Scotland found that four thousand older people were made to wait several weeks for a care assessment.
Shocking figure includes almost 50,000 children, as years of Tory austerity leaves poverty-stricken families unable to put food on the table.
Charity calls for immediate reduction in six-week wait for first benefit payment after handing out 1,182,954 emergency parcels.
Cross-party group of MPs and peers cites evidence of children existing on diets of crisps when school canteens are shut.
Poverty study finds that low-income Scots are skipping meals, unable to pay bills and forced into borrowing money to make ends meet.
Survey by Unison finds that almost two-thirds of nurses believe hospital wards are understaffed, affecting patient care and safety.
SNP MP calls for the roll-out of Universal Credit to be 'halted now', as mounting evidence shows the new benefit is causing significant hardship.