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Whistleblower says Jobcentre staff are encouraged to be cruel (video)

Former Jobcentre worker reveals culture of cruelty against unemployed people.

SNP condemn ‘callous’ Jobcentre closures

Closures mean people will have to travel much further to attend a Jobcentre.

Tories caught out over ‘hollow’ support pledge for disabled people

Ministers claim disabled people hit by cuts will be supported by more employment advisers, but 23 Jobcentres across Scotland are to be axed.

SNP slam Jobcentre closures affecting 68,000 people in Scotland

DWP proposals would mean 8 of the 16 Job Centre offices across Glasgow will face closure.

Jobcentre worker brands mum of three ‘a scrounging bastard’ in answerphone rant

Jobcentre worker accidentally leaves answerphone message branding mum of three a "scrounging bastard that’s popping out kids like pigs"

Jobcentre Panic After Man Threatened To Set Fire To Himself

A Manchester Jobcentre office was thrown into panic after a man doused himself in petrol and threatened to set fire to himself.

Deaf Benefit Claimant Wrongly Sanctioned After Arriving 10 Minutes Late For Training

A deaf benefit claimant was wrongly sanctioned after turning up to a training course just ten minutes late, the Upper Tribunal has ruled.

Bungling Job Centre Official Ordered Severely Disabled Man To Attend Interview

Mr Gaskin cannot walk, talk or even feed himself. But he was still ordered to attend a Job Centre interview.

100,000 Children Affected By Benefit Sanctions In 2013/14

A coalition of major UK Churches has revealed that around 100,000 children were affected by benefit sanctions in 2013/14.

Growing Evidence DWP Staff Forced To Impose Benefit Sanctions, Says MSP

The SNP has called on the UK Government to commission an independent investigation into benefit sanctions.

DWP To ‘Blitz’ Unemployed People Into Unpaid Work

DWP say an 'army' of government 'jobs experts' will target unemployed people at a number of 'unusual locations'.

Exposed: Jobcentre Benefit Sanctions Culture Revealed – Whistleblower

"I worked for DWP for many years and can verify that Jobcentre Plus did and do talk about benefit sanction targets" - Whistleblower.




Employment grant for disabled people to rise by £15k, but is it enough?

Critics argue £57k cap on 'Access To Work' scheme should be lifted completely.

Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to benefits assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

Inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Scrap ‘highly regressive’ council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.

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".