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DWP Seeks 2,800 Short-Term Staff Weeks After Axing Thousands Of Full-Timers

Union says adverts are for roles similar to those done by 3,824 workers who left two months ago and shows ‘further casualisation’ of department.

Tories May Axe 100,000 Civil Servants Over The Next Half Decade, Union Warns

The head of the FDA expects the Conservatives to continue primarily targeting staffing levels as it makes yet more swingeing cuts to public spending.




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.