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.
Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, in a speech at the launch of the IPPR Condition of Britain report, said: "Along with Rachel Reeves and the Head of Labour’s Policy Review, Jon Cruddas, I am delighted to be here with you launching the...
The SNP is today highlighting analysis from a think tank which finds the lowest income 20 per cent of British households are among the poorest in Western Europe
The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) will call for the state pension to increase from £113 a week to £175, in a bid to help lift older people out of poverty.
The government has conceded only 24 Syrian refugees have arrived in Britain as part of its resettlement programme for Syria, the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme.
Thousands of Scotland’s most disadvantaged children, young people and families are set to benefit from £15 million new funding over the next year, Aileen Campbell has announced.
An 'army' of home carers are planning a virtual strike on 21 June to highlight the governments non-recognition of those who work 'round the clock' caring for sick, disabled or elderly friends or relatives.
Under the Tied Domestic Worker visa, implemented by this government, domestic workers entering the UK have become modern slaves.
The Trussell Trust has already accused the DWP of “belittling” its work after Neil Couling made a series of false statements to the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee on the charity’s work.
The current benefits system is failing people with disabilities and mental health problems and pressuring people into undertaking compulsory activities.
Trussell Trust told to think more carefully about speaking out against government figures and welfare cuts, otherwise “the government might try to shut you down”.
Rents in London are set to rise considerably faster than housing benefit, meaning the pool of affordable properties is getting smaller and smaller.
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Mr Hilton had been stockpiling gas cannisters at his home in Church, East Lancashire, and warned bailiffs that there would be an 'explosion' if they tried to enter.
Campaign groups have hit out at the treatment of Syrian asylum seekers at Waterside House, the Home Office’s Immigration centre in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Unite has welcomed the news that 345 voluntary sector organisations, including household names such as Shelter, Crisis, Scope and Oxfam, have pledged not to take part in the Community Work Placements (CWP) programme
The Queen’s speech is the product of an exhausted government, lacking in the people’s trust which skirted around the big issues of the economy, depressed incomes, unemployment and the housing crisis.