Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Bedroom Tax: Father Of Four Threatened To ‘Blow Up’ His Home

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.

‘I’d Rather Go Back And Die Than Suffer Like This’, Says Syrian Asylum Seeker

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.

‘Workfare’ Scheme ‘Holed Below The Waterline’, Says Unite

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

Queen’s Speech Is The Product Of An Exhausted Government, Say Unite

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.

Council Failed To Provide Adequate Respite Care For Severely Disabled Child

A Lancashire family missed out on quality time together for more than two years, because the county council did not provide the correct support to their severely disabled daughter

£500,000 Emergency Food Bank Fund Opens In Scotland

Charities and food aid organisations can apply to the fund for help in addressing the issue of malnutrition and food poverty in communities across Scotland.

UK Government ‘In Denial’ Over Food Banks And Welfare Reforms, Say MSPs

Michael McMahon MSP: The UK Government can no longer ignore the evidence that their welfare reforms are having a real impact on people's ability to feed themselves.

Family With Disabled Child To Appeal Against ‘Bedroom Tax’ Ruling

Two grandparents caring for a severely disabled child hit by the “bedroom tax” vowed to fight on today, after their judicial review challenge was dismissed by the High Court.

14% Increase In Debt Problems Caused By Tax Credit Overpayments, Say CAB

According to the CAB, they dealt with 29,366 problems 'related to' Tax Credit overpayments during the 2013/14 tax year.

We Should Join Forces To End ‘Shameless’ Government Attacks Against Disabled People, Say TUC

TUC is urging unions and disability organisations to 'come together' to combat "shameless" government attacks against disabled people and welfare cuts.

News In Brief: Jobs Market Statistics – May 2014

The latest jobs market statistics have been released by the jobs search engine Adzuna - May 2014.

Tenants ‘Stung’ By ‘Bedroom Tax’ Forced To Cut Back On Food And Heating

Social housing tenants affected by the controversial 'bedroom tax' are being pushed into cutting back on food and heating, new research suggests.

Child Poverty Could Rise To FIVE Million By 2020

Save the Children say that the number of children living in relative poverty is set to soar by 1.4 million between now and 2020.

DWP: JobCentre ‘Work Coaches’ To Support Young People Into Work

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Press Release Reads: For the first time ever Jobcentre Plus, in partnership with local authorities, will implement a new approach that focuses support solely on 16-17 year olds who are not in education, employment or training and not in...

Revealed: Disabled Persons Employment Rates By Type Of Impairment

Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show how government initiatives have failed to help sufficient numbers of sick and disabled people into work. The figures show that unemployment rates among those with debilitating health conditions and disabilities remains stubbornly high. People with...

More people now approach the charity over council tax bills than over difficulties with unsecured loans or credit cards

Forcing Unemployed To Wait Longer For Benefits Makes Them ‘Easy Prey’ For Loan Sharks, Say TUC

From Autumn 2014 anyone unlucky enough to lose their job will have to wait seven days before they can make a claim for Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA)

UK citizens at foreign universities or travelling for three months face habitual residence test to claim jobseeker's allowance

Welsh LibDems Hail New £50 Million Care Fund A ‘Major’ Achievement

Welsh Liberal Democrats Press Release: Details have been announced today of the £50m care fund that was established due to the Welsh Liberal Democrats negotiations with the Welsh Government. The Intermediate Care Fund, set-up through the Welsh Government's negotiations with the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Plaid...

Leading Law Firm Slams ‘Exploitative’ Zero-Hours Contracts

Leading law firm, Thompson Solicitors, has slammed 'exploitative' zero-hour contracts and the coalition government's “sham” consultation exercise

We’ll Tackle The ‘Scandal’ Of Low Pay, Say Labour

Labour will pledge to restore the link between average earnings and the minimum wage, says Ed Miliband

All-party parliamentary inquiry, co-chaired by Labour's Frank Field, finds evidence behind growth in food banks