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Rogue landlords making millions out of housing benefits

‘Lockdown’ is a model that can make £56,000 a year from public funds. But the scandal goes on.

PM refuses to apologise over universal credit misery

Theresa May confronted by SNP MP on plight of sanctioned Glasgow woman pushed to the brink of homelessness.

Tories accused of benefit fraud ‘witch hunt’ as 87% of public tip-offs lack any real evidence

Freedom of information request reveals 87% of benefit fraud allegations by members of the members are unsubstantiated.

Ben Bradley under fire for blogpost urging jobless people to have vasectomies

MP appointed as Conservative party vice-chair wrote article in 2012 saying unemployed people should not have large families.

1 in 3 Brits still don’t know what Universal Credit actually is

Researchers uncover continued uncertainty around Universal Credit, with some people believing the new benefits system is a UK mobile data plan.

Universal Credit ‘shambles’ leaves Scottish tenants vulnerable to eviction, warns SNP MP

Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.

Sickness benefit claimants left with not enough to live on, say campaigners

Major study finds the majority of people on sickness benefits are struggling to make ends meet, thanks to Tory cuts.

Shocking 97% of eligible carers missing out on state pension boost

Scheme designed to help carers of disabled people build better state pension pots has failed to reach 97% of its target group.

Universal Credit: ‘People are dying waiting for their claims’, says MP

SNP MP Drew Hendry says the UK government is failing terminally ill people who make a claim for universal credit.

May accused of ignoring the plight of terminally ill universal credit claimants

Universal credit claimants with a terminal illness forced to meet with work coaches, or fit into an arbitrary 6 month prognosis in order to claim support.

Welfare slasher Esther McVey handed top job at DWP

McVey notoriously aided Iain Duncan Smith in enforcing a raft of draconian welfare changes and boasted about cutting benefits for disabled people.

Jobcentre Staff ‘Bullying’ Benefit Claimants To Tears

The Scottish Welfare Reform Committee has heard evidence of Jobcentre staff bullying benefit claimants, often reducing them to tears.

What Benefits Are Being Devolved To Scotland?

Still wondering which social security benefits are being devolved to the Scottish Parliament? This may help.

Benefit sanctions hit one in seven single parents, research shows

'Single parents increasingly feel punished for being unable to juggle seeking work and looking after their children', charity says.

Iain Duncan Smith’s Directory Of Death

More than 60 people have tragically lost their lives after having benefits docked or removed, say campaigners.

Benefits and Tax Credits payment dates Christmas 2017

Check to see you'll receive benefit and tax credits early over the festive season. We have the official payment dates for you here!

Revealed: Universal Credit capability for work questionnaire

Official universal credit capability for work questionnaire.

Tory Benefit Cuts Face New Attack In Lords

Labour and Lib Dem peers will use debate on reform to warn of child poverty surge.

Opinion: £30 Billion National Insurance Surplus A Kick In The Teeth For Starving Families

George Osborne is sitting on a £30 BILLION National Insurance surplus while struggling families turn to food banks to feed their children

House Of Lords ‘Fatal Motion’ Could ‘Kill’ Osborne’s Tax Credit Cuts

A rarely-used “fatal motion” could to be tabled in the House of Lords, potentially bringing an end to Tory tax credit cuts.

Nearly Two Million Jobseekers Could Be Forced To ‘Sign On’ Every Week

PCS said the plan "doesn’t appear to be designed to help claimants, it’s just another way for the Government to turn the screw".

Killed by the state: how Tory policies have cost countless lives

There is a reason why the government refuse to publish the updated benefit-related death totals of Employment and Support Allowance claimants, writes Mo Stewart.

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