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DWP Ordered To Release Universal Credit Internal Reviews – The Register

A Judge has ordered the Department of Work and Pensions to release internal review documents related to its flagship welfare reform, Universal Credit.

Osborne’s Tax Credits U-Turn Dominates The Front Pages

George Osborne's unexpected U-turn on tax credit cuts is dominating Thurday's front pages.

This Week On Welfare Weekly – 21 November 2015

This weeks biggest news stories from Welfare Weekly and others.

Mental Health Services Under ‘Huge Pressure’ – The Guardian

Funding cuts are putting mental health services under 'huge pressure', with less than 20% of users saying they receive adequate support in a crisis.

‘Fake’ Benefit Sanctions Leaflet Under Investigation By Public Relations Body – Guardian

CIPR has written to members who work at DWP to find out if they had any part in producing document which featured two non-existent benefits claimants - Guardian.

Iain Duncan Smith Hints At Welfare Privatisation

Iain Duncan Smith has hinted that the future of Britain's welfare system could rest in the arms of private insurance schemes.

Bedroom Tax Protesters Descend On Welsh Parliament – Wales Online

Protesters are urging the Welsh Government to mitigate the effects of 'bedroom tax'.

Benefit Sanctions Push Vulnerable People To Food Banks, Says TORY MP – Huffington Post

A TORY MP has defied government ministers by admitting that benefit sanctions push vulnerable people into the arms of food banks.

Tories Agree £12bn Welfare Cuts – Sky News

Lowering the benefit cap and cuts to housing benefit and tax credits, appear to be the main focus for £12bn in welfare reductions.

Unemployment ‘Rebranded’ As A Psychological Disorder – BBC News

Unemployment is being "rebranded" by the government as a psychological disorder, according to new report.

100,000 Urge David Cameron To Force Supermarkets To Give Waste Food To Charity – Mirror

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on David Cameron to introduce a new law to force supermarkets to donate waste food to charity.

New Tory Disabilities Minister Voted Against Benefits For The Disabled – Daily Mirror

The new Tory Minister for Disabled people, Justin Tomlinson MP, voted against protecting benefits for disabled children and cancer patients.

Bedroom Tax Will Hit One Million More People – Daily Mirror

One million more social housing tenants could be hit by the hated 'bedroom tax', as the Tories begin to spell out where their £12bn welfare axe will fall.

IDS Fails To Turn Up To General Election Hustings – In His Own Constituency (External Link)

Iain Duncan Smith has been accused of being too scared to defend his welfare policies, after failing to turn up to a hustings event in his own constituency.

Delusional David Cameron Insists Tories ‘Protected The Poorest’

Delusional David Cameron has insisted that the Tory-led coalition "protected the poorest" in society.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 21 (07/03/2015)

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.

News Network Aims To Challenge Media Welfare Myths

New news network will challenge mass media distortion and campaign for public interest journalism.

Food Banks Users Are ‘Those With Drug, Alcohol And Mental Health Problems’, Says Tory Councillor (External Link)

A Tory councillor has provoked a Twitter backlash after claiming that food banks are only visited by “those with drug, alcohol and mental health problems”.

Tax Cuts Won’t Heal Tory Benefits Freeze Misery (External Link)

Tax cuts will be no more than an illusion for up to 3.3m low income families, reports the Independent.

Spending Watchdog Accuses DWP Of Hiding Failings Of Troubled Universal Credit Scheme

Parliament's spending watchdog has accused the DWP of hiding the failings of Iain Duncan Smith's troubled Universal Credit scheme.

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