Politics – 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 Politics – Welfare Weekly http://www.welfareweekly.com 32 32 8507720 Future-proofed against austerity: new Scottish social security system http://www.welfareweekly.com/future-proofed-against-austerity-new-scottish-social-security-system/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/future-proofed-against-austerity-new-scottish-social-security-system/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:25:00 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278804 http://www.welfareweekly.com/future-proofed-against-austerity-new-scottish-social-security-system/feed/ 0 278804 Tory MP who said poor should have vasectomies ‘not fit for office’ http://www.welfareweekly.com/tory-mp-who-said-poor-should-have-vasectomies-not-fit-for-offfice/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/tory-mp-who-said-poor-should-have-vasectomies-not-fit-for-offfice/#comments Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:49:49 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278798 http://www.welfareweekly.com/tory-mp-who-said-poor-should-have-vasectomies-not-fit-for-offfice/feed/ 10 278798 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 Universal Credit ‘shambles’ leaves Scottish tenants vulnerable to eviction, warns SNP MP http://www.welfareweekly.com/universal-credit-shambles-leaves-scottish-tenants-vulnerable-to-eviction-warns-snp-mp/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/universal-credit-shambles-leaves-scottish-tenants-vulnerable-to-eviction-warns-snp-mp/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:31:38 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278793 http://www.welfareweekly.com/universal-credit-shambles-leaves-scottish-tenants-vulnerable-to-eviction-warns-snp-mp/feed/ 0 278793 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 Ben Bradley under fire for blogpost urging jobless people to have vasectomies http://www.welfareweekly.com/ben-bradley-under-fire-for-blogpost-urging-jobless-people-to-have-vasectomies/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/ben-bradley-under-fire-for-blogpost-urging-jobless-people-to-have-vasectomies/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:19:54 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278782 http://www.welfareweekly.com/ben-bradley-under-fire-for-blogpost-urging-jobless-people-to-have-vasectomies/feed/ 0 278782 ‘Carillion-style Pandora’s Box’ could hit patient care in the NHS, warns Unite http://www.welfareweekly.com/carillion-style-pandoras-box-could-hit-patient-care-in-the-nhs-warns-unite/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/carillion-style-pandoras-box-could-hit-patient-care-in-the-nhs-warns-unite/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:42:19 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278779 http://www.welfareweekly.com/carillion-style-pandoras-box-could-hit-patient-care-in-the-nhs-warns-unite/feed/ 0 278779 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 Tory council criticised for ‘demonising’ rough sleepers in posters http://www.welfareweekly.com/tory-council-criticised-for-demonising-rough-sleepers-in-posters/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/tory-council-criticised-for-demonising-rough-sleepers-in-posters/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:48:18 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278771 http://www.welfareweekly.com/tory-council-criticised-for-demonising-rough-sleepers-in-posters/feed/ 0 278771 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 Theresa May urged ‘not to reward failure’ in cabinet reshuffle http://www.welfareweekly.com/theresa-may-urged-not-to-reward-failure-in-cabinet-reshuffle/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/theresa-may-urged-not-to-reward-failure-in-cabinet-reshuffle/#respond Sun, 07 Jan 2018 02:48:18 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278748 http://www.welfareweekly.com/theresa-may-urged-not-to-reward-failure-in-cabinet-reshuffle/feed/ 0 278748 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 ‘Clock is ticking’ for Tory government to support WASPI women http://www.welfareweekly.com/clock-is-ticking-for-tory-government-to-support-waspi-women/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/clock-is-ticking-for-tory-government-to-support-waspi-women/#respond Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:49:24 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=278580 http://www.welfareweekly.com/clock-is-ticking-for-tory-government-to-support-waspi-women/feed/ 0 278580 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 May accused of ignoring the plight of terminally ill universal credit claimants http://www.welfareweekly.com/may-accused-of-ignoring-the-plight-of-terminally-ill-universal-credit-claimants/ http://www.welfareweekly.com/may-accused-of-ignoring-the-plight-of-terminally-ill-universal-credit-claimants/#comments Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:54:20 +0000 http://www.welfareweekly.com/?p=277741 http://www.welfareweekly.com/may-accused-of-ignoring-the-plight-of-terminally-ill-universal-credit-claimants/feed/ 2 277741 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