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Letters: Iain Duncan Smith Is Bereft Of Compassion And Honesty

Letters: Compassion and honesty are not among Iain Duncan Smith's and the Tories' best attributes.

Iain Duncan Smith Defends Tory Welfare Cuts (Video)

Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith MP, defends welfare cuts at the Conservative Party conference 2015 (video).

Cruel Tory Welfare Cuts ‘Bring Shame On The UK’, Says PCS

Iain Duncan Smith has "fundamentally failed" in his responsibility look after unemployed and vulnerable people, says PCS.

Iain Duncan Smith Urged To Revisit Poverty Stricken Glasgow Community

Iain Duncan Smith has been invited to revisit a poverty-stricken Glasgow constituency, where he famously pledged 'compassionate Conservatism' during a visit in 2002.

IDS Should Resign Over ‘Fake Quotes’ In DWP Sanctions Leaflet, Says Labour MP

Labour MP Debbie Abrahams has called for Iain Duncan Smith's resignation, over the use of 'fake quotes' in a DWP benefit sanctions leaflet.

Welfare Weekly Summary, 25 July 2015

This weeks biggest news stories from Welfare Weekly and others.

Iain Duncan Smith Hints At Welfare Privatisation

Iain Duncan Smith has hinted that the future of Britain's welfare system could rest in the arms of private insurance schemes.

Welfare Weekly Summary, 11 July 2015

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly and others.

Tories ‘Moving The Goalposts’ On Child Poverty Measurement

The government has announced new plans to move the goalposts on the way child poverty levels in the UK are measured.

Iain Duncan Smith Had Expenses Credit Card Suspended

Iain Duncan Smith had his official credit card suspended after racking up more than £1,000 in expenses debt, it has been revealed.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 37 (27/06/2015)

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly and others.

Proportion Of UK Children Living In Poverty Unchanged, Figures Show

Number of children in relative and absolute poverty was 2.3m in 2014, but absolute poverty in households where member has disability rises.

Iain Duncan Smith: Attempts To Force DWP To Publish Benefit Deaths Statistics ‘Disgraceful’

A petition calling on the government to publish benefit-related death statistics has now passed 220,000 signatures.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 36 (20/06/2015)

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.

Government Must Come Clean About Benefit-Related Deaths, Says Green Party

Numerous attempts to force the government to publish benefit-related death statistics have been rebuffed.

Statistics: 65,380 People Claiming Universal Credit

The DWP has released the latest Universal Credit statistics for 29 April 2013 to 28 May 2015.

Scrap Child Benefit And Tax Disability Benefits, Says Iain Duncan Smith’s Ex-Adviser

Child benefit should be scrapped and disability benefits taxed, Iain Duncan Smith's ex-welfare adviser has suggested.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 35 (13/06/2015)

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.

60,000 Sign Petition Calling On The Government To Publish Benefit Death Statistics

Petition calls on the government to publish statistics into the number of benefit claimants who have died after benefits were removed.

Welfare Weekly – Issue 34 (06/06/2015)

This weeks biggest welfare related news stories from Welfare Weekly.

Downing Street Rejects Iain Duncan Smith Plan For New Limit On Child Benefit

Restricting child benefit payments to first two children advocated by work and pensions secretary – but ruled out by No 10.

Tories Consider Child Benefit Cuts – After Promising They Wouldn’t

One of the options being considered is limiting child benefit to no more than two children, saving an estimated £1bn a year.




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

Man missing part of his skull told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ for disability benefits

"You can literally feel my brain and the edges of my skull where it’s been cut off".