Steven Preece


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Unpaid carers ‘going hungry’ due to deepening cost of living crisis, report says

Carers of ill or disabled family members are being forced to skip meals and sit in the dark due to soaring prices.

DWP staff misery at 91,000 civil service job cuts

UK government to cut tens of thousands of public sector jobs.

‘Social Care Workforce Crisis Risks Patient Safety’, Say NHS Leaders

Government urged to increase care workers' pay to attract staff and ease strain on frontline NHS services.

Universal Credit rules limit training opportunities, report says

Universal Credit conditionality is often at odds with the government's 'levelling up' aspirations, report says.

Pause benefit deductions to ease cost of living crisis, say MPs

DWP also urged to "urgently review and uprate the benefit cap".


Bailiff evictions rise by 39% during cost of living crisis

Government urged to lift the freeze on housing benefits so that they reflect actual housing costs.

£500 one-off payment to unpaid carers in Wales re-opens for applications

Unpaid carers urged to contact their local authority to register before the new closing date.

Nicola Sturgeon calls for ’emergency meeting on cost of living crisis’

First Minister said "many people across the UK cannot afford to wait until September for further action to be taken."

Energy bills could rise to over £4,200 in early 2023, expert warns

"The government must make introducing more support over the first two quarters of 2023 a number one priority."