The UK Government is to slash funding for employment support programmes by up to 80% following the Spending Review.
Work and Pensions Committee says employment schemes are failing unemployed people with the most challenging barriers to employment.
The Work Programme is making people with mental problems more unwell and pushing them further away from work, a leading charity says.
Unemployed music composer was threatened with a benefit sanction when he described a mandatory work placement as 'pointless'.
The number of people with learning disabilities who don’t have a job is on the rise, yet services helping them into work are at risk as councils come under pressure to cut non-statutory support.
Six employees from back-to-work company A4E have been jailed for a fraud that saw them falsely claim almost £300,000 - BBC News
Scottish Greens have today (30 March) launched their 2015 general election manifesto, pledging to tackle poverty and rollback benefit cuts.
Scottish MSPs are seeking further clarification to speed up the pace of welfare devolution to Scotland, it has been announced today.
This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from the Welfare Weekly.
DWP say an 'army' of government 'jobs experts' will target unemployed people at a number of 'unusual locations'.
The DWP has been accused of breaking the "letter and spirit" of the Smith Commission, after it emerged that lucrative Work Programme contracts are to be extended.
New research shows how under 25's and people in work are now more likely to be living in poverty than pensioners.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee criticised Work Programme providers for spending less than half of what they promised on 'harder-to-help' benefit claimants.
John McArthur is sanctioned by jobcentre after refusing ‘forced labour’ at firm where he was previously paid minimum wage
Local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales are issuing a call for a radical re-think of welfare-to-work policies.
The controversial Work Programme, dubbed 'workfare' by opponents to the scheme, is still failing to help large numbers of unemployed people into permanent work, figures show.
The highly controversial 'fit for work' test is “far from satisfactory” for people with mental health problems, a damning new report has found.
An unemployed man from Holten-le-Clay, Lincolnshire, is suing David Cameron for a staggering £1 MILLION, after alleging the Prime Minister violated his right to freedom of expression.
The report will be submitted to the United Nations expert bodies that monitor implementation with the relevant human rights treaties.
Rachel Reeves MP said that she plans to “challenge the status quo” of Government commissioned Work Programme contracts by opening up the scheme to smaller providers.
The current benefits system is failing people with disabilities and mental health problems and pressuring people into undertaking compulsory activities.
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
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