Welfare

Sunak calls general election for 4 July: 'It's time to put a limping government out of its misery'
General election 2024

Sunak calls general election for 4 July: 'It's time to put a limping government out of its misery'

Big Issue founder Lord John Bird, among other campaigners and organisations, has called for an end to poverty after the general election
Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'
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Disability benefits

Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'

Benefit reforms 'entirely in the wrong direction' to help disabled people into work, DWP warned
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Benefits

Benefit reforms 'entirely in the wrong direction' to help disabled people into work, DWP warned

DWP sparks outcry with plan to hire 2,500 'agents' to investigate universal credit claimants
Benefit fraud

DWP sparks outcry with plan to hire 2,500 'agents' to investigate universal credit claimants

Would devolution of the DWP be a better way of delivering benefits and welfare?
Department for Work and Pensions

Would devolution of the DWP be a better way of delivering benefits and welfare?

'I'm terrified': Disabled and mentally ill people share harrowing experiences of benefits system
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Benefits

'I'm terrified': Disabled and mentally ill people share harrowing experiences of benefits system

India Amarteifio on growing up on benefits and entering the glitzy Bridgerton world
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Social Justice

India Amarteifio on growing up on benefits and entering the glitzy Bridgerton world

Applying for DWP benefits is 'soul-destroying' and 'unnecessarily difficult', study finds
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Benefits

Applying for DWP benefits is 'soul-destroying' and 'unnecessarily difficult', study finds

Sunak acts like his benefits crackdown impacts the whole UK – but it's far messier than that
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Ruth Patrick

Sunak acts like his benefits crackdown impacts the whole UK – but it's far messier than that

DWP crackdown on disability benefits is already causing 'unimaginable terror', MPs warn
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Disability benefits

DWP crackdown on disability benefits is already causing 'unimaginable terror', MPs warn

'It makes me want to scream': PIP changes could be 'tragic' for disabled people, DWP warned
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Disability benefits

'It makes me want to scream': PIP changes could be 'tragic' for disabled people, DWP warned

DWP sparks outcry as disabled people face end to cash benefits: 'This won't solve the UK's problems'
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Disability benefits

DWP sparks outcry as disabled people face end to cash benefits: 'This won't solve the UK's problems'

DWP disability benefit cuts will impact 450,000 people – but very few will actually find paid work
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Benefits

DWP disability benefit cuts will impact 450,000 people – but very few will actually find paid work

Hate speech, snooping and benefits: How government policy has 'violated disabled people's rights'
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Disability rights

Hate speech, snooping and benefits: How government policy has 'violated disabled people's rights'

'It's evil what they're doing': DWP denying benefits to people with schizophrenia and mental illness
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Benefits

'It's evil what they're doing': DWP denying benefits to people with schizophrenia and mental illness

Big Issue Group responds to Rishi Sunak’s proposed welfare reforms
Rishi Sunak during his speech on the UK's 'sick note culture'
Press Release

Big Issue Group responds to Rishi Sunak’s proposed welfare reforms

Thousands could be owed up to £12k from DWP in backdated PIP payments. Here's what you need to know
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Social Justice

Thousands could be owed up to £12k from DWP in backdated PIP payments. Here's what you need to know

Millions of families on universal credit worse off by £1,400 a year, experts say: 'It needs to change'
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Universal credit

Millions of families on universal credit worse off by £1,400 a year, experts say: 'It needs to change'

'DWP has learnt nothing': DWP sparks fury by seizing woman's £16k inheritance over Co-op job
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Department for Work and Pensions

'DWP has learnt nothing': DWP sparks fury by seizing woman's £16k inheritance over Co-op job

Millions of kids are in poverty and Jeremy Hunt wants a 'carrot and stick' benefits system
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benefits

Millions of kids are in poverty and Jeremy Hunt wants a 'carrot and stick' benefits system

DWP benefits 'too low' to cover basic living costs, government warned: 'Completely unacceptable'
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Benefits

DWP benefits 'too low' to cover basic living costs, government warned: 'Completely unacceptable'

DWP faces 'outrage' and 'paranoia' if it continues plans to 'spy' on bank accounts
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Department for Work and Pensions

DWP faces 'outrage' and 'paranoia' if it continues plans to 'spy' on bank accounts

DWP could deny benefits to hundreds of thousands of disabled and ill people under new plans
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Disability benefits

DWP could deny benefits to hundreds of thousands of disabled and ill people under new plans

Almost half a million kids could fall into poverty if benefits don't rise with inflation, experts warn
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Benefits

Almost half a million kids could fall into poverty if benefits don't rise with inflation, experts warn

Universal credit falls short of minimum living cost by £4,000 a year, experts warn
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Cost of living crisis

Universal credit falls short of minimum living cost by £4,000 a year, experts warn