Steven Preece


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Millions to receive one-off £650 ‘Cost of Living Payment’ – but Carer’s Allowance overlooked

Government accused of overlooking unpaid carers by excluding Carer's Allowance from support package.

IDS calls for benefits boost as cost of living crisis deepens

Former Tory leader and work and pensions boss Iain Duncan Smith MP has called on the UK Government to raise benefits inline with soaring...

Long-Covid and illness drives 400,000 from the UK workforce

Economic activity caused by long-Covid and associated illness to cost the economy an estimated £8 billion.

Soaring demand drives cost of protecting vulnerable children up by a quarter

The number of children in care in England has increased dramatically over the last decade.

DWP staff given powers to search and arrest benefit claimants suspected of fraud

2,000 DWP employees given powers to make arrests, carry out warrant executions, conduct searches, and seize evidence.


MPs call on Chancellor to commit to raising benefits inline with inflation

The Work and Pensions Committee has written to Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng.

SNP plan to cap rents for private and social tenancies

Emergency legislation introduced to the Scottish Parliament aims to protect tenants during the cost of living crisis.

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.