Home Tags 8may2016

Tag: 8may2016

‘Perfect Storm’ Of Tory Cuts Pushing Unpaid Carers To The Brink

Millions of unpaid carers are “struggling” to gain access to the vital support they need, charity warns.

More Than 8 Million In UK Struggle To Put Food On Table, Survey Says

Food Foundation reveals scale of food insecurity, with 4.7 million thought to be regularly going a day without eating.

Thousands Hit By Housing Benefit Cap – Statistics

20,200 UK households had their housing benefit capped at February 2016, a decrease of 4% on the previous quarter.

Fewer People Die In Hospital At Weekends, Study Finds

Weekend death rate problem, used by Jeremy Hunt to justify imposing new doctors’ contract, ‘does not exist’.

1.8 Million UK Jobs Could Be Lost In The Next Five Years – Survey

370,000 small businesses plan to cease trading over the next five years.

Debt Charities Warn Of Record Levels Of Council Tax Arrears

Two debt charities have called on local authorities to end the practice of passing vulnerable residents Council Tax debts to bailiffs.

‘Emergency Brake’ Unlikely To Lead To Big Cut In Migration, Say Experts

Four-year ban on receiving in-work benefits likely to affect only a small number of newly arriving families, analysis shows.

Thousands Of Migrants Face Deportation, Because They Don’t Earn Enough

New immigration rules mean thousands of non-EU migrant workers could be deported from the UK if they earn less than £35,000 a year.

Universal Credit Reduced To Cost-Cutting Exercise By Treasury, Say Experts

Flagship benefit reform has been watered down so much that it risks failing to achieve its original purpose, warns Resolution thinktank.

Citizens Advice Warns Of Shocking 25% Rise In Maternity Discrimination

New figures reveal a 25% rise in the number of expectant mums reporting maternity discrimination in the workplace.

‘Universal Basic Income’ Gains Popularity Across The Political Spectrum

Supporters of a 'Universal Basic Income' argue that it would alleviate absolute poverty and would also motivate people to work.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.