Featured News – Welfare Weekly http://www.welfareweekly.com Your weekly welfare news digest Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:38:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 http://www.welfareweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cropped-welfare-weekly-logo-350x350.png Featured News – Welfare Weekly http://www.welfareweekly.com 32 32 8507720 Victory for campaigners as thousands could get higher disability benefits http://www.welfareweekly.com/victory-for-campaigners-as-thousands-could-get-higher-disability-benefits/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/victory-for-campaigners-as-thousands-could-get-higher-disability-benefits/#comments Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:04:41 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278800 http://www.welfareweekly.com/victory-for-campaigners-as-thousands-could-get-higher-disability-benefits/feed/ 1 278800 Sickness benefit claimants left with not enough to live on, say campaigners http://www.welfareweekly.com/sickness-benefit-claimants-left-with-not-enough-to-live-on-say-campaigners/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/sickness-benefit-claimants-left-with-not-enough-to-live-on-say-campaigners/#comments Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:54:03 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278796 http://www.welfareweekly.com/sickness-benefit-claimants-left-with-not-enough-to-live-on-say-campaigners/feed/ 2 278796 PM refuses to apologise over universal credit misery http://www.welfareweekly.com/pm-refuses-to-apologise-over-universal-credit-misery/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/pm-refuses-to-apologise-over-universal-credit-misery/#comments Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:05:23 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278788 http://www.welfareweekly.com/pm-refuses-to-apologise-over-universal-credit-misery/feed/ 3 278788 Tories accused of benefit fraud ‘witch hunt’ as 87% of public tip-offs lack any real evidence http://www.welfareweekly.com/tories-accused-of-benefit-fraud-witch-hunt-as-87-of-public-tip-offs-lack-evidence/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/tories-accused-of-benefit-fraud-witch-hunt-as-87-of-public-tip-offs-lack-evidence/#comments Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:42:01 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278773 http://www.welfareweekly.com/tories-accused-of-benefit-fraud-witch-hunt-as-87-of-public-tip-offs-lack-evidence/feed/ 2 278773 Rogue landlords making millions out of housing benefits http://www.welfareweekly.com/rogue-landlords-making-millions-out-of-housing-benefits/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/rogue-landlords-making-millions-out-of-housing-benefits/#respond Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:36:43 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278769 http://www.welfareweekly.com/rogue-landlords-making-millions-out-of-housing-benefits/feed/ 0 278769 1 in 3 Brits still don’t know what Universal Credit actually is http://www.welfareweekly.com/1-in-3-brits-still-dont-know-what-universal-credit-actually-is/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/1-in-3-brits-still-dont-know-what-universal-credit-actually-is/#respond Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:26:05 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278767 http://www.welfareweekly.com/1-in-3-brits-still-dont-know-what-universal-credit-actually-is/feed/ 0 278767 Welfare slasher Esther McVey handed top job at DWP http://www.welfareweekly.com/welfare-slasher-esther-mcvey-handed-top-job-at-dwp/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/welfare-slasher-esther-mcvey-handed-top-job-at-dwp/#comments Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:58:45 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278761 http://www.welfareweekly.com/welfare-slasher-esther-mcvey-handed-top-job-at-dwp/feed/ 1 278761 Universal Credit: ‘People are dying waiting for their claims’, says MP http://www.welfareweekly.com/universal-credit-people-are-dying-waiting-for-their-claims-says-mp/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/universal-credit-people-are-dying-waiting-for-their-claims-says-mp/#comments Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:02:25 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278732 http://www.welfareweekly.com/universal-credit-people-are-dying-waiting-for-their-claims-says-mp/feed/ 2 278732 The forgotten unemployed: 300,000 jobless Britons not claiming benefits http://www.welfareweekly.com/the-forgotten-unemployed-300000-jobless-britons-not-claiming-benefits/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/the-forgotten-unemployed-300000-jobless-britons-not-claiming-benefits/#comments Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:12:12 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278603 http://www.welfareweekly.com/the-forgotten-unemployed-300000-jobless-britons-not-claiming-benefits/feed/ 1 278603 Councils forced to fund emergency help for universal credit claimants http://www.welfareweekly.com/councils-forced-to-fund-emergency-help-for-universal-credit-claimants/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/councils-forced-to-fund-emergency-help-for-universal-credit-claimants/#comments Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:28:55 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=277873 http://www.welfareweekly.com/councils-forced-to-fund-emergency-help-for-universal-credit-claimants/feed/ 1 277873 Millions face another year of falling wages and growing poverty http://www.welfareweekly.com/millions-face-another-year-of-falling-wages-and-growing-poverty/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/millions-face-another-year-of-falling-wages-and-growing-poverty/#respond Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:34:43 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=277858 http://www.welfareweekly.com/millions-face-another-year-of-falling-wages-and-growing-poverty/feed/ 0 277858 May accused of ‘callousness’ over plight of homeless families http://www.welfareweekly.com/may-accused-of-callousness-over-plight-of-homeless-families/ Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:13:05 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=277739 277739 MPs condemn ‘abject failure’ of homelessness policy http://www.welfareweekly.com/mps-condemn-abject-failure-of-homelessness-policy/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/mps-condemn-abject-failure-of-homelessness-policy/#comments Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:56:52 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=277729 http://www.welfareweekly.com/mps-condemn-abject-failure-of-homelessness-policy/feed/ 1 277729 One million children to miss out on free school meals under universal credit http://www.welfareweekly.com/one-million-children-to-miss-out-on-free-school-meals-under-universal-credit/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:23:10 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=277727 277727 DWP rebuked over ‘terrible’ response to PIP review http://www.welfareweekly.com/dwp-rebuked-over-terrible-response-to-pip-review/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/dwp-rebuked-over-terrible-response-to-pip-review/#comments Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:22:00 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=277718 http://www.welfareweekly.com/dwp-rebuked-over-terrible-response-to-pip-review/feed/ 3 277718 DWP officials pocket £44 million in ‘performance’ bonuses despite universal credit debacle http://www.welfareweekly.com/dwp-officials-pocket-44-million-in-performance-bonuses-despite-universal-credit-debacle/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/dwp-officials-pocket-44-million-in-performance-bonuses-despite-universal-credit-debacle/#comments Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:42:20 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=277707 http://www.welfareweekly.com/dwp-officials-pocket-44-million-in-performance-bonuses-despite-universal-credit-debacle/feed/ 14 277707 Disabled gran who attempted suicide after being found ‘fit for work’ has her benefits reinstated http://www.welfareweekly.com/disabled-gran-who-attempted-suicide-after-being-found-fit-for-work-has-her-benefits-reinstated/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/disabled-gran-who-attempted-suicide-after-being-found-fit-for-work-has-her-benefits-reinstated/#comments Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:51:35 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=277700 http://www.welfareweekly.com/disabled-gran-who-attempted-suicide-after-being-found-fit-for-work-has-her-benefits-reinstated/feed/ 2 277700 Rising homelessness numbers ‘a national outrage’ http://www.welfareweekly.com/rising-homelessness-numbers-a-national-outrage/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/rising-homelessness-numbers-a-national-outrage/#comments Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:33:34 +0000 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