Bereavement benefits to be extended to unmarried couples with children

Support extended to parents who were not married or in a civil partnership when their partner passed away.

One energy prepayment-meter customer cut off every ten seconds

Nearly one in five homes that ran out of credit last year spent two or more days in the dark and cold.

Benefits uprating wiped out by DWP deductions

Over half of all Universal Credit households are subject to deductions.

Nine Million UK Adults Forced To Live In ‘Dickension Conditions’ This Winter

Millions of people in the UK are living in cold damp homes, according to new research.

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Bereavement benefits to be extended to unmarried couples with children

Support extended to parents who were not married or in a civil partnership when their partner passed away.

Average salaries fall despite cost of living crisis

Concern over falling salaries during the cost of living crisis.

Cold homes kill over a thousand people as families struggle to stay warm

Cold damp homes blamed for excess winter deaths.

Struggling family carers providing increasing hours of care for sick and disabled relatives

ONS figures suggest that the number of people providing 20 or more hours of unpaid care is increasing.

Citizens Advice reports 150,000 rise in number of people needing crisis support

Support includes referrals to food banks and charitable grants.

DWP join with SKY to offer cheap broadband to people on benefits

New DWP scheme makes it easier for low-income families to sign up to discounted broadband.

One energy prepayment-meter customer cut off every ten seconds

Nearly one in five homes that ran out of credit last year spent two or more days in the dark and cold.

Shocking 74% rise in number of homeless people in temporary accommodation

There are at least 271,000 homeless individuals in England.

Give terminally ill early access to their state pension, urges charity

Allowing people with a terminal illness early access to their state pension could lift thousands out of poverty.

Labour vow to transform ‘stressful’ welfare system

Proposals include changes to "arduous, lengthy and stressful" benefit assessments.

Benefits uprating wiped out by DWP deductions

Over half of all Universal Credit households are subject to deductions.

Fifteen minute care visits ‘rarely enough’, says Ombudsman

Councils must ensure any care visits they arrange give enough time for care workers to do their job properly.

DWP announce more details on next round of cost of living payments

Campaigners say announcement amounts to a cut in the support available to households in fuel poverty next winter.

Nine Million UK Adults Forced To Live In ‘Dickension Conditions’ This Winter

Millions of people in the UK are living in cold damp homes, according to new research.

Thousands of families on Universal Credit face 80% tax deduction

Increasing numbers of families on benefits will face effective tax rates of at least 80% in 2019, research suggests.

Universal Credit childcare costs preventing parents from working, say MPs

The UK has one of the most costly child-care systems in the world.

107,000 families hit by ‘cruel’ benefit cap as winter bites and energy prices soar

UK government urged to scrap benefit cap and two-child limit policies.

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Nine Million UK Adults Forced To Live In ‘Dickension Conditions’ This Winter

Millions of people in the UK are living in cold damp homes, according to new research.

Cold homes kill over a thousand people as families struggle to stay warm

Cold damp homes blamed for excess winter deaths.

Average salaries fall despite cost of living crisis

Concern over falling salaries during the cost of living crisis.

Bereavement benefits to be extended to unmarried couples with children

Support extended to parents who were not married or in a civil partnership when their partner passed away.

One energy prepayment-meter customer cut off every ten seconds

Nearly one in five homes that ran out of credit last year spent two or more days in the dark and cold.

Citizens Advice reports 150,000 rise in number of people needing crisis support

Support includes referrals to food banks and charitable grants.

Give terminally ill early access to their state pension, urges charity

Allowing people with a terminal illness early access to their state pension could lift thousands out of poverty.

DWP announce more details on next round of cost of living payments

Campaigners say announcement amounts to a cut in the support available to households in fuel poverty next winter.