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Solving serious concerns with Universal Credit an ‘urgent priority’

Work and Pensions Committee Chair Frank Field has written to Damian Green, highlighting serious concerns with Universal Credit.

Government to fund relationship support for unemployed families

Specialist staff in jobcentres to identify and target families as research finds children of jobless parents perform worse at school.

Damian Green grilled by MSPs over devolution of social security powers

MPs and MSPs have taken part in a joint session to discuss the devolution of social security powers to Scotland.

Curbs on MPs helping benefit claimants are a ‘barrier to justice’

Frank Field attacks rule that says politicians cannot discuss individual cases with DWP unless clients have given explicit consent online.

Damian Green says government’s benefits cap is a ‘real success’

Work and pensions secretary hails cap, set to be lowered at a cost for 88,000 families of an average of more than £2,000 a year.

No more welfare cuts to come under Theresa May, says minister

Damian Green, the work and pensions secretary, hints at end to austerity agenda, promising no further raids on benefits.

Government announces exemptions to housing benefit cap

Work and pensions secretary says local housing allowance cap will be deferred after opposition from charities and Labour.

Work and Pensions Secretary quizzed on welfare changes

Damian Green questioned on changes to disability benefits, Universal Credit and the future of the controversial welfare cap.

Meet the new Work and Pensions Secretary, Damian Green MP – his voting record

PM Theresa May has appointed Damian Green MP as the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.




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.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".