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.

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.

Benefits uprating wiped out by DWP deductions

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

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.

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.