Council Tax Benefit Axe Pushing London’s Poorest To ‘Breaking Point’ As 118,000 Receive Court Summons
Z2K and CPAG are calling on the Government to scrap this policy and return to a national, fully funded system of Council Tax Benefit.
The latest statistics released today by the ONS show that average pay has increased by only 0.7% on this time last year, or just 0.3% excluding bonuses.
Sickness benefit claimants with mental health conditions risk having their benefits axed if they refuse treatment, under new plans being drawn up by the Conservative Party.
The report - One day at a time - investigated the cumulative impact of welfare reforms in Wales and found that many households were 'struggling to maintain a minimum standard of living'.
The report will be submitted to the United Nations expert bodies that monitor implementation with the relevant human rights treaties.
A new vehicle check service allows visitors to find out whether their neighbours are receiving the higher rate of the mobility component of DLA or either rate of the mobility component of PIP.
To the dismay and anger of Labour councillors present at a Coventry Council debate on food banks, Cllr Julia Lepoidevin couldn't wait to get stuck in and demonise local residents who turn to food banks to help feed their families. The tory councillor for Coventry's...
The coalition government is to unveil plans to ban 'exclusivity' clauses in zero-hours contracts, the Business Secretary Vince Cable has revealed.
The Labour Party has called for a "hard-headed" review of the coalition government's flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit, following the publication of an independent report today (23 June 2014). The Universal Credit Rescue Committee was asked by Labour to explore ways of rescuing the government's...
The Public Accounts Select Committee described the implementation of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) as 'nothing short of a fiasco, pushing sick and disabled people into the arms of loan sharks and food banks.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has accused the coalition government of over-emphasising benefit fraud in a report on fraud and error in the benefits system.
The current benefits system is failing people with disabilities and mental health problems and pressuring people into undertaking compulsory activities.