Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Tory welfare cuts ‘pushing people into poverty and homelessness’

Shelter Scotland says welfare changes 'directly threaten tenancies and risk pushing more people into homelessness'.

Single parents ‘paying the price’ for cruel Tory welfare policies, says charity

Charity warns accelerated Universal Credit roll-out will leave single parents and their families in severe financial debt.

‘Broken’ PIP assessment system isn’t working for people living with MS

North Staffs Green Party condemns 'hugely damaging' disability benefit assessments.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: increased use of food banks is ‘rather uplifting’

Tory grassroots leadership favourite says rise is due to previous Labour government not telling people charities existed.

Disability benefit assessments making people’s health worse, says damning report

Research warns that Personal Independence Payment assessments worsen people's health worse due to stress and anxiety.

Benefit deductions risk pushing people further into debt, says charity

StepChange charity says the practice is making it more difficult for families to pay for essentials and is forcing many to borrow money to pay bills.

Universal Credit roll-out is ‘a disaster waiting to happen’, says Citizens Advice

Tory plans to accelerate the roll-out of Universal Credit are likely to push more low-income households into debt and leave them at greater risk of homelessness.

SNP blast ‘seven year assault on low income families’

SNP join charities and anti-poverty campaigners in calling on the UK Government to end the benefit freeze and scrap the two-child cap on tax credit.

1 in 4 pensioners struggling to make ends meet under Tories, research shows

Nearly 3million over 65's admit to finding life a financial struggle, new research from Age UK reveals.

Cruel welfare changes rob MS sufferers of at least £6million a year in vital benefits

New figures reveal the devastating impact of savage disability benefit changes on people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Philip Hammond urged to use budget to help low-income families

Rising inflation is exacerbating benefits cuts, says Child Poverty Action Group, making it harder for parents to make ends meet.

‘Austerity causes a lot of suffering’: record number of food banks report stock shortage

Trussell Trust, Britain’s biggest food bank network, says supplies dwindling this summer as welfare sanctions bite.

8 in 10 unpaid carers feel ‘lonely or socially isolated’, research shows

Charities call on the government to provide more support for unpaid carers, including regular respite breaks from caring.

Number of UK homeless expected to double by 2041, Crisis warns

Charity’s research predicts 575,000 people in Britain will have no roof over their heads unless government takes urgent action.

Only 1 in 6 people hit by ‘cruel’ Tory benefit cap claim Jobseeker’s Allowance

Number of households sucked into the benefit cap has rocketed by 214%, DWP figures show.

Half of children needing summer food bank support are in primary school

Under-fours made up 27% of the children receiving emergency food supplies last July and August, Trussell Trust research shows.

100 tenants a day lose homes as rising rents and benefit freeze hit

Charities demand action to tackle toll of soaring housing costs, welfare cuts and ‘no fault’ evictions.

Charity chief jailed after stealing £1.3 MILLION from the homeless

Robert Davies used the money to fund his own lavish lifestyle, including private jets and expensive foreign trips.

Half of disabled children do not feel comfortable taking part in sports

Charity calls for a more 'level playing field' for all disabled children.

One in four unpaid carers “have not had a day off” in five years, report finds

Unpaid carers in the UK are reaching "breaking point", charity warns.

Universal credit rollout should be delayed as it is ‘failing too many people’

Citizens Advice produces fresh evidence that new benefit is causing debt and financial insecurity among recipients.

Theresa May urged to stand by manifesto pledge to end rough sleeping

Report reveals that 8,108 people were seen rough sleeping in London over the last year.