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Poundland ‘gets jobless to work for free under government scheme’

Participants in DWP work experience programme say budget chain used them to stack shelves all day.

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.

Lowest-paid workers to receive smaller pay rises, says thinktank

Uncertainty caused by Brexit vote means ‘national living wage’ will rise more slowly, according to the Resolution Foundation.

Tories Want Businesses To Pick Up Slack As Budget Targets In-Work Benefits

Former Conservative advisers criticise companies over low pay and call for compulsory living wage with George Osborne expected to cut tax credits.




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.

Benefits and tax credits payment dates Easter 2017

If you're worried about benefits and tax credits payments over Easter 2017 here are the dates you need to remember.