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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The forgotten unemployed: 300,000 jobless Britons not claiming benefits

Study finds many people are not claiming support they are entitled to and warns some are put off by the benefits system.

Councils forced to fund emergency help for universal credit claimants

Labour says its findings offer more evidence that the government should pause rollout of new benefit system.

Millions face another year of falling wages and growing poverty

Chancellor Philip Hammond compared to Ebeneezer Scrooge as SNP call for an end to Tory cuts.

May accused of ‘callousness’ over plight of homeless families

Labour MP says prime minister’s defence of using temporary accommodation to house thousands of children is appalling.

MPs condemn ‘abject failure’ of homelessness policy

Public accounts committee says homelessness is a national crisis and DCLG has been unacceptably complacent.

One million children to miss out on free school meals under universal credit

The Children's Society has called on the Government to "provide free school meals for all children on universal credit".

DWP rebuked over ‘terrible’ response to PIP review

Response "is a terrible missed opportunity" to immediately improve the Personal Independence Payment assessment process, says Frank Field MP.

DWP officials pocket £44 million in ‘performance’ bonuses despite universal credit debacle

Figures also show DWP ministers spent £35million defending cruel decisions to deny sick and disabled people vital benefits.

Disabled gran who attempted suicide after being found ‘fit for work’ has her benefits reinstated

The disabled 60-year-old feared she may lose her home after the DWP slashed her ESA benefit.

Rising homelessness numbers ‘a national outrage’

New figures reveal that the number of households accepted as statutory homeless in England has increased by more than 60% since 2009.

DWP agrees to reform benefit appeals process following pressure from MPs

80% target for upholding original PIP and ESA decisions at the first stage of appeal will be dropped.

Work capability assessment ‘failing the most vulnerable in society’

SNP MP says the UK Government's controversial work capability assessment system is 'not fit for purpose' and should be reviewed.

Thousands of disability benefit assessments deemed ‘unacceptable’ by the Government’s own quality audits

New government figures reveal private contractors Atos and Capita are failing to meet required performance targets.

128,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas day, charity claims

The number of homeless children in Britain is at its highest level in a decade, shocking new research reveals.

Britain’s poor and vulnerable ‘living in fear’ of Universal Credit rollout

Single mum with Bipolar Disorder says she's constantly "living in fear" of the next DWP letter posted through her letterbox - and she isn't alone.

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