Tag: Welfare Reform
Tory disability benefit changes are causing "great distress" to thousands of sick and disabled people, says Labour MP.
Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.
Researchers uncover continued uncertainty around Universal Credit, with some people believing the new benefits system is a UK mobile data plan.
SNP MP Drew Hendry says the UK government is failing terminally ill people who make a claim for universal credit.
Labour says its findings offer more evidence that the government should pause rollout of new benefit system.
The Children's Society has called on the Government to "provide free school meals for all children on universal credit".
Response "is a terrible missed opportunity" to immediately improve the Personal Independence Payment assessment process, says Frank Field MP.
Labour has secured a vote to force the Government to conduct an assessment of the impact of social security changes on disadvantaged groups.
Figures also show DWP ministers spent £35million defending cruel decisions to deny sick and disabled people vital benefits.
New figures reveal that the number of households accepted as statutory homeless in England has increased by more than 60% since 2009.
Department for Work and Pensions admit it does not collect data on the numbers of foodbank users.
Single mum with Bipolar Disorder says she's constantly "living in fear" of the next DWP letter posted through her letterbox - and she isn't alone.
DWP forced to hand internal assessment reports to the work and pensions committee, but MPs say the public should also be allowed access.
Almost 400,000 more UK children and 300,000 more pensioners plunged into poverty in past four years, new study finds.
DWP reject around a third of new claims for Personal Independence Payment from people with Multiple Sclerosis.
Thousands of families are "facing utter misery" over Christmas due to Universal Credit wait, says Unite.
Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said thousands of people will be left without adequate financial support this Christmas.
SNP to present a 'Ten Minute Rule Bill' at Westminster, aimed at improving the options available for Universal Credit claimants.
Rise in personal tax allowance benefits higher ratepayers by £340 a year with basic rate band £70 better off and universal credit recipients better by just 50p per week.
Tories welcome changes to hardship loans and housing benefit but Labour calls for welfare system rollout to be paused and fixed.
Peabody Trust says 42-day wait means 60,000 households, with over 40,000 children, will receive no income until after festive season.
Frank Field, Chairman of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, said the scale of the error is of "historic proportions".