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It's truly heartbreaking how often food bank guests are punished because they can't find work
Volunteers at Earlsfield Foodbank sort food in crates in the middle of a church
Charlotte White

It's truly heartbreaking how often food bank guests are punished because they can't find work

Food bank manager Charlotte White writes about how the government's drive to push people into work means people are being left without food
One in five people see DWP benefits stopped for not switching to universal credit
DWP
Universal credit

One in five people see DWP benefits stopped for not switching to universal credit

'It's a win-win solution': Building social housing could add £50bn to UK economy, study finds
build social housing to end the housing crisis
Housing crisis

'It's a win-win solution': Building social housing could add £50bn to UK economy, study finds

Energy bills are still worryingly high. Here's how to get help if you can't afford to pay
Cost of living crisis

Energy bills are still worryingly high. Here's how to get help if you can't afford to pay

DWP benefit sanctions have gotten tougher amid cost of living crisis, data shows
Benefits

DWP benefit sanctions have gotten tougher amid cost of living crisis, data shows

Disabled people on benefits aren't to blame for UK's recession – the Tories are
Prime minister Rishi Sunak in Downing Street
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Disabled people on benefits aren't to blame for UK's recession – the Tories are

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it
Trussell Trust food banks
Food banks

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can't afford it

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us
food bank
Helen Barnard

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end
benefits/ money
Benefits

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end

Letters: Our 20-year tax fight with HMRC made us ill
Letters

Letters: Our 20-year tax fight with HMRC made us ill

Jobcentre work coach driven to suicide attempt by 'bullying' culture at DWP: 'I felt worthless'
jobcentre
Department for Work and Pensions

Jobcentre work coach driven to suicide attempt by 'bullying' culture at DWP: 'I felt worthless'

Disabled benefit claimants recall 'cruel and traumatic' DWP video assessments: 'It's no way to live'
Video call assessments can be a stressful process for DWP claimants.
DWP

Disabled benefit claimants recall 'cruel and traumatic' DWP video assessments: 'It's no way to live'

'Mummy can't afford it': Families worry about coping as DWP cost of living payments come to an end
image of person looking sad/ benefits/ universal credit/ inflation
Cost of living

'Mummy can't afford it': Families worry about coping as DWP cost of living payments come to an end

Tens of thousands call on DWP to reinstate 'lifeline' cost of living payment for disabled people
thomas howard campaigning for the disability cost of living payment
Disabilities

Tens of thousands call on DWP to reinstate 'lifeline' cost of living payment for disabled people

Most people who use food banks are disabled. We can do better than this – and we must
trussell trust food banks
Heather Buckingham

Most people who use food banks are disabled. We can do better than this – and we must

Landlords to get £70bn in government housing support. Here's how that money could be better spent
landlords will receive billions in housing benefit and support
A modest proposal

Landlords to get £70bn in government housing support. Here's how that money could be better spent

'An absolute disgrace': Benefit claimants share stories of being plunged into debt by DWP
DWP
The Big Issue

'An absolute disgrace': Benefit claimants share stories of being plunged into debt by DWP

Household support fund's end would be 'devastating', charities say: 'We're planning for the worst'
jeremy hunt
Department for Work and Pensions

Household support fund's end would be 'devastating', charities say: 'We're planning for the worst'

'I have nothing': DWP takes millions from benefit claimants every year to pay for its own mistakes
benefits claimants hit with overpayments
Benefits

'I have nothing': DWP takes millions from benefit claimants every year to pay for its own mistakes

DWP should never use AI to suspend benefit claims, experts insist: 'People are still struggling'
A miniature figurine businessman looking down on an information booklet for department for work and pensions
Benefits

DWP should never use AI to suspend benefit claims, experts insist: 'People are still struggling'

Tens of thousand sign petition against DWP plan to snoop on benefit claimants' bank accounts
dwp/ spying
Department for Work and Pensions

Tens of thousand sign petition against DWP plan to snoop on benefit claimants' bank accounts

DWP benefits and cost of living payment dates to expect in February 2024
benefits/ money
Benefits

DWP benefits and cost of living payment dates to expect in February 2024

Mum fears telling DWP she's pregnant due to 'cruel' two-child benefit cap: 'Bills are just too much'
baby dwp
Benefits

Mum fears telling DWP she's pregnant due to 'cruel' two-child benefit cap: 'Bills are just too much'

DWP falsely accuses single mum of owing £12,000 – when they actually owe her money
penny davis/ dwp
Benefits

DWP falsely accuses single mum of owing £12,000 – when they actually owe her money

Young man made homeless aged 11 after fleeing abusive home tells UK government to 'wake up' and help
young people homeless
Youth homelessness

Young man made homeless aged 11 after fleeing abusive home tells UK government to 'wake up' and help