Monthly Archives: January 2018
Housing experts predict the number could reach 230,000 by 2020, making it more difficult for low-income households to access affordable homes.
Garreth Forrest saw his benefit payments slashed by more than £500 a month.
Large families and jobless worst hit by rising costs and austerity, with 32% and 36% missing meals.
Labour MP Frank Field says the UK Government is creating "state-sponsored destitution", as new figures show a "gaping hole" in the welfare safety net.
Estimated 220,000 claimants will get backdated higher personal independence payments.
Leader says party would also give local authorities power to seize properties left vacant.
Welfare scheme a ‘significant risk’ to public spending, warns Office for Budget Responsibility.
An estimated 4,751 people bedded down outside overnight in 2017, up 15% on previous year.
Statutory sick pay and employment support allowance is “manifestly inadequate”, says European committee of social rights.
Homeless man found dead in freezing temperatures just days after council allegedly ‘removed his sleeping bag’
Bournemouth Council refutes the allegation and say they had been trying to support the gentleman for a number of years.
End Child Poverty says years-long freeze on benefits is major factor in emerging crisis.
Two quit in protest after Conservative leader Simon Dudley survives confidence vote.
Latest homelessness statistics "must be a wake-up call for local and national government", says Shelter Scotland.
Cross-party group of politicians says isolation and cuts are driving ‘hidden’ malnutrition.
Tory disability benefit changes are causing "great distress" to thousands of sick and disabled people, says Labour MP.
Independent body will check that changes preserve human rights before Holyrood gets vote.
Government decides not to appeal High Court judgement that changes to disability benefits discriminate against people with mental health problems.
SNP call on Theresa May to remove Tory MP Ben Bradley from office over 'offensive' blog posts.
Major study finds the majority of people on sickness benefits are struggling to make ends meet, thanks to Tory cuts.
Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.
Theresa May confronted by SNP MP on plight of sanctioned Glasgow woman pushed to the brink of homelessness.
MP appointed as Conservative party vice-chair wrote article in 2012 saying unemployed people should not have large families.
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