‘Hold An Inquiry Into Benefit Sanctions That Killed My Brother’ – Petition

The sister of a diabetic ex-soldier, who "died starving and penniless" after his benefits were stopped, has launched an e-petition demanding an inquiry into her brothers death.

Benefit claimants to help design Scotland’s ‘first ever social security system’

A least 2,000 Scots with direct experience of receiving benefits will be asked to help design 'Scotland's first ever social security system'.

Disabled woman’s desperate plea for help from MP will have you in tears

Mandy's life is about to be turned upside down when her mobility car is taken away because of callous Tory cuts.

The benefit cap, phrenology and the new Conservative character divination

Tories continue to believe the poor are to blame for "broken Britain", rather than their own disastrous decision-making.

Tories To Slash Employment Support Funding By 80%

The UK Government is to slash funding for employment support programmes by up to 80% following the Spending Review.

Tax Credits Cuts ‘Will Leave Key Workers Up To £12,000 Poorer By 2020’

Research reveals impact of cuts on public sector staff, including teaching assistants, community and childcare workers.

The manifesto pledge aims to give a 'fair warning' to job seekers who risk forfeiting their benefits

We’re scrapping right to buy in Wales to protect vulnerable families

People should be able to get on the property ladder without it depleting our social housing stock. We must ensure everybody has a decent place to live.

More than 670,000 households in UK face increase in council tax from Tuesday, a survey of local authorities reveals.

Iain Duncan Smith To Push 2 Million Sickness Benefit Claimants Into Work – Daily Mail

Work and Pensions Secretary to unveil Tory plans to push 2 million sickness benefit claimants back into work.

Opinion: Don’t blame migrants for your own welfare woes – blame the Tories

Don't fall for the government's divide and rule tactics.

Labour To Try To Scrap Tory Tax Credit Cuts With Changes To Welfare Bill

Shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith planning to table amendment to give Tory MPs last chance to reverse cuts.

Conservative Spending Cuts Will Hit Middle-Income Families, Says Labour

Chancellor declines to rule out proposal to save £4.8bn by wrapping child benefit into universal credit.

NHS Could Take Over Atos ‘Fit For Work’ Tests, Says MP

The NHS could take over controversial Work Capability Assessments when disgraced private firm Atos stop performing the hated tests next year, a Liberal Democrat MP has suggested. MP David Laws admitted that Atos 'fit-for-work' tests...

Disabled People In Scotland Set To Benefit From New Independent Living Fund

Thousands of disabled people in Scotland are to benefit from a new Independent Living Fund (ILF), Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Universal Credit May Not Deliver ‘Value For Money’, Says NAO

The net value of Universal Credit is now estimated to be £14.5 billion - £1.7 billion lower than three years ago.

Refusing child benefit payments could see new mums take a state pension hit

A failure to make an initial claim may see them lose £5,000.

‘Grave Concern’ Over Potential Changes To ‘Vital Benefit’

Carers UK warns of "serious repercussions" for carers if the budget and responsibility for Attendance Allowance is devolved to local authorities.

Britain's welfare spending is actually about average, while claims that it is wasteful should be seriously challenged.

Mental Health Claimants Denied Chance To Complete Sickness Benefit Form

People with mental health conditions are being denied the opportunity to complete an application form for ESA, it has been revealed.

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