Benefits

Forcing working universal credit claimants to do more hours ‘does nothing to help childcare crisis’
Working parents

Forcing working universal credit claimants to do more hours ‘does nothing to help childcare crisis’

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has said introducing penalties for people who work part-time and claim universal credit will “boost incomes for families”

New work and pensions secretary Chloe Smith has consistently voted to cut benefits
Cost of living crisis

New work and pensions secretary Chloe Smith has consistently voted to cut benefits

We took a look at the voting record of the new work and pensions secretary Chloe Smith, who has consistently opted to cut spending on benefits

Energy bills set to be higher than universal credit payments in January
Cost of living crisis

Energy bills set to be higher than universal credit payments in January

“I cannot physically cut back anymore. I don’t know what I’m gonna do. It’s really scary for the likes of me and millions of others.”

DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves
In-work poverty

DWP staff are having to claim benefits themselves

Estate agents caught saying they don’t rent homes to people on benefits
Renting

Estate agents caught saying they don’t rent homes to people on benefits

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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

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

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

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

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

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‘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

DWP accused of ‘hiding evidence’ that disabled people can’t afford food
welfare system

DWP accused of ‘hiding evidence’ that disabled people can’t afford food

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

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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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