Benefits

Child benefit: Why your payment has been reduced ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee
Welfare system

Child benefit: Why your payment has been reduced ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee

Parents and guardians have seen their child benefit come through early, and at a much lower amount than usual. Here’s why it’s nothing to worry about.

Universal credit switch will leave up to 900,000 benefit claimants worse off
Social Justice

Universal credit switch will leave up to 900,000 benefit claimants worse off

The DWP has announced it is resuming moving legacy benefit claimants over to universal credit after a pause due to Covid.

Digital exclusion is creating a ‘two-tier’ system for people claiming benefits
Digital inclusion

Digital exclusion is creating a ‘two-tier’ system for people claiming benefits

The online benefits system makes claiming easier for some. But for others, digital exclusion keeps them locked out of support

Elderly people are ‘riding buses all day to stay warm’, experts warn ministers
cost of living crisis

Elderly people are ‘riding buses all day to stay warm’, experts warn ministers

Ministers’ logic ‘difficult to comprehend’ as benefits hit 35-year low
welfare system

Ministers’ logic ‘difficult to comprehend’ as benefits hit 35-year low

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Benefit claimants suspected of ‘wrong-doing and deceit’ when trying to access government support, says study
welfare system

Benefit claimants suspected of ‘wrong-doing and deceit’ when trying to access government support, says study

Campaigners head to Downing Street to demand ‘unjust’ benefit cap is scrapped in Budget
Spring Budget

Campaigners head to Downing Street to demand ‘unjust’ benefit cap is scrapped in Budget

Spring Budget: Four things the Chancellor could announce to tackle the cost of living crisis
Spring Budget

Spring Budget: Four things the Chancellor could announce to tackle the cost of living crisis

The government is cutting support for struggling renters at the ‘worst possible time’
Renting

The government is cutting support for struggling renters at the ‘worst possible time’

‘Heartbreaking’ reports from food bank users show mental health impact of poverty
Food banks

‘Heartbreaking’ reports from food bank users show mental health impact of poverty

Nine million families will be £500 worse off from April
cost of living crisis

Nine million families will be £500 worse off from April

Half of people using food banks are stuck in debt to the government
welfare system

Half of people using food banks are stuck in debt to the government

The DWP must start putting people before process
Ella Abraham

The DWP must start putting people before process

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Climate change, police violence, and benefits: The people taking the government to court
Activism

Climate change, police violence, and benefits: The people taking the government to court

‘Just write millions of cheques’: Economists call for cash payments to ease cost of living crisis
cost of living crisis

‘Just write millions of cheques’: Economists call for cash payments to ease cost of living crisis

Here’s where to find help as the cost of living soars
cost of living crisis

Here’s where to find help as the cost of living soars

MPs win fight to make disability benefits research public after DWP refusal
welfare system

MPs win fight to make disability benefits research public after DWP refusal

Universal credit taper rate change does not help low-income families ‘live with dignity’
Universal Credit

Universal credit taper rate change does not help low-income families ‘live with dignity’

Legacy benefits freeze left disabled people living on ‘historically’ low payments, court hears
welfare system

Legacy benefits freeze left disabled people living on ‘historically’ low payments, court hears

‘What kidnappers do’ – DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper
Social Justice

‘What kidnappers do’ – DWP forcing universal credit claimants to pose for photo with daily paper

‘Degrading’ disability benefits assessments leave people ‘in physical pain’
News

‘Degrading’ disability benefits assessments leave people ‘in physical pain’

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Benefits freeze must end with above-inflation rise, says Citizens Advice
News

Benefits freeze must end with above-inflation rise, says Citizens Advice

Amber Rudd announces benefit sanctions will be reduced to six months
News

Amber Rudd announces benefit sanctions will be reduced to six months

The benefits freeze will not be lifted in the Spring Statement, says Rudd
News

The benefits freeze will not be lifted in the Spring Statement, says Rudd

Finland’s basic income experiment has returned its long-awaited first results
News

Finland’s basic income experiment has returned its long-awaited first results

One year after I, Daniel Blake – what has changed?
Film

One year after I, Daniel Blake – what has changed?

Single mothers in High Court victory over government’s benefit cap
News

Single mothers in High Court victory over government’s benefit cap

Bedroom tax: “It is so, so wrong”
News

Bedroom tax: “It is so, so wrong”

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