Saturday, February 24, 2018

Society

How much do you know about the UK’s welfare system? Take our quiz!

Test your basic knowledge and understanding of the benefits system and social exclusion.

Stormzy blasts Theresa May over Grenfell at the Brit Awards

"Yo, Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?"

MSP hails ‘ground-breaking’ commitments in Scottish social security bill

Scots challenging a decision on their social security entitlements will not experience a gap in financial support.

Poorer Britons face three years of income stagnation, says report

Resolution Foundation warns of rising inequality amid cuts to working-age benefits.

‘Rise in unemployment is further evidence of the Tories’ economic failure’, say Labour

ONS figures show unemployment increased by 46,000 between July to September 2017 and October to December 2017.

SNP MSP calls on big six to back energy credit foodbank scheme

'People should not be left without food, heating and electricity because of cruel Tory policies', says Christina McKelvie

Rise in zero-hours jobs for single parents ‘risks causing child poverty’

Growth of unsuitable self-employment blamed for half of single parent homes being poor.

Tories failing disabled people over ‘substantial’ cost of living

Disability charity Scope calls for a "complete rethink" on how disabled people are supported to cover extra £570 a month living costs.

Twitter failing to protect disabled users from ‘hate-filled’ abuse

'It has become so common that it barely raises an eyebrow and this situation has to change'

Comment on the need for constitutional reform to combat UK poverty

Why a written constitution is urgently needed to challenge a "political system that serves only the interests of the few".

DWP quietly drop plans for a softer approach to benefit sanctions

Tories claim there isn't enough time in the parliamentary calendar for a change in legislation.

More than a million benefits sanctions imposed on disabled people since 2010

Groundbreaking Demos study reveals ‘culture of disbelief’ about disability among jobcentre staff leads to money being docked.

1 in 7 children of public sector workers living in poverty, says TUC

TUC analysis found 550,000 children with a parent working in the public sector will be living in poverty by the end of the current financial year.

Homeless man dies on ‘doorstep’ of Houses of Parliament

MPs criticise government policies after rough sleeper pronounced dead in Westminster area, London.

Windsor council drops plans to fine rough sleepers after outcry

Authority says it will now address anti-social behaviour and rough sleeping separately.

Disability benefit assessments must be recorded, says Work and Pensions Committee

Failures by private companies risk undermining the entire benefit assessment system, an influential group of MPs has warned.

DWP accused of ruining Valentines Day with crude PR stunt

DWP twitter account warned couples not to "ruin Valentine's Day by failing to declare your true circumstances".

Businesses unprepared for threats to disability rights post-Brexit, survey finds

Fears that crucial improvements in disability rights could be reversed post-Brexit.

DWP splash out more than £100m trying to deny disabled people vital benefits

A former Tory minister described the amount as "staggering", adding it "clearly indicates that something is seriously wrong with the system".

Windsor council to impose fines on rough sleepers

Authority plans to issue £100 penalties for breaches of public space protection orders.

Scotland’s social security system will be scrutinised by an independent body

Commission will take a 'rights-based approach' to scrutiny of all regulations and legislation in relation to social security in Scotland.

‘Substantial minority’ of disability claimants failed by system – MPs

Committee outlines assessment failings, including woman asked why she had not killed herself.

POPULAR

THE LATEST