DWP announce date for second cost of living payment

By November 23, millions of homes throughout the United Kingdom will get a £324 cost of living cash boost. The government stated today that households receiving...

Failing to uprate benefits with inflation would be the largest real-terms benefit cut in history

Think tank condemns "morally indefensible" plan to target low-income households whilst gifting tax cuts to the rich.

Liz Truss ‘lying through her teeth’ on energy bills

PM claimed that “nobody” would be paying more than £2500 on energy bills.

Tens of thousands of benefit claimants with mental health problems at ‘real risk’ of losing benefits

Vulnerable claimants say mental health problems made it more difficult for them to apply for Universal Credit.

Majority support scrapping cruel benefit cap but only a quarter want cap on bankers bonuses gone

The number of capped families increased from 103,000 in February to 110,000 in May 2022.
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DWP announce date for second cost of living payment

By November 23, millions of homes throughout the United...

What more evidence does the UK government need that families are in crisis?

It is "shocking and morally indefensible" that the UK government may not increase benefits inline with inflation, think tank argues.

Rich gain 40-times as much as poorer families from tax cuts, despite U-turn on 45p rate

"The richest 5 per cent of households still stand to gain far more than the entire bottom half of the income distribution combined."

DWP staff ‘forced to rely on foodbanks’

PCS union demands a payrise for members working for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Devolved nations demand ‘urgent meeting’ with Kwasi Kwarteng over tax and benefit plans

"Immediate steps required to reverse the detrimental effects of the UK Government's tax proposals."

Failing to uprate benefits with inflation would be the largest real-terms benefit cut in history

Think tank condemns "morally indefensible" plan to target low-income households whilst gifting tax cuts to the rich.

Soaring energy costs causing ‘life-threatening’ asthma attacks

Cost of Living: "Lives are at risk" if the government doesn't step in to help people with lung conditions, charity warns.

Ban energy firms from forcing people in debt onto prepayment meters this winter, says charity

Almost half a million people could be forced onto prepayment energy meters this winter, warns Citizens Advice.

‘Osborne-level’ spending cuts feared after PM refuses to backtrack on tax cuts for the rich

Low-income families and benefit claimants to pay the price for Tory economic ineptitude.

Union leaders call on Liz Truss to rule out ‘crippling’ return to Tory austerity

Slashing services “would be an act of national vandalism and a huge betrayal of the British people”, say unions

Liz Truss ‘lying through her teeth’ on energy bills

PM claimed that “nobody” would be paying more than £2500 on energy bills.

UK households to see energy costs surge by up to 27% overnight

New analysis reveals a stark winter for millions of people across the UK.

Tens of thousands of benefit claimants with mental health problems at ‘real risk’ of losing benefits

Vulnerable claimants say mental health problems made it more difficult for them to apply for Universal Credit.

£150 ‘cost of living’ payment for disabled people is ‘nowhere near enough’

"More than half of people who use food banks are disabled people," say campaigners.

Failing to uprate benefits with inflation would be the largest real-terms benefit cut in history

Think tank condemns "morally indefensible" plan to target low-income households whilst gifting tax cuts to the rich.

Liz Truss ‘lying through her teeth’ on energy bills

PM claimed that “nobody” would be paying more than £2500 on energy bills.

Tens of thousands of benefit claimants with mental health problems at ‘real risk’ of losing benefits

Vulnerable claimants say mental health problems made it more difficult for them to apply for Universal Credit.

Majority support scrapping cruel benefit cap but only a quarter want cap on bankers bonuses gone

The number of capped families increased from 103,000 in February to 110,000 in May 2022.

DWP confirm benefits and tax credits will be paid early due to Queen’s funeral

Your benefits may be affected if you are due to be paid on Monday 19th September.