Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Tories accused of the ‘deliberate dismantling of the welfare state’

Accusation comes after a UN report accussed the UK Government of taking Britain back to the age of Victorian work houses and extreme poverty.

Tories ‘doubling down on anti-poor policies’, says damning UN report

UN report accuses the UK Government of being "in a state of denial" over the impact of its welfare policies.

‘I’ve been crying my eyes out’: Universal Credit ‘error’ left disabled man hungry and penniless

"I'd work if I could to pay my way, but I'm so unwell at the moment after my surgery that it's impossible."

DWP review into the death of six-stone Stephen Smith will be held in secret

Calls for an independent inquiry have seemingly been ignored by the DWP.

How a devoted husband took on the DWP and WON!

Mr Kirkland took the DWP to court to win back the vital benefits denied to his disabled wife.

82% of households hit by the Tories’ callous benefit cap are unable to work

Revelation comes as two single mums failed to challenge the hateful policy at the Supreme Court.

‘Smartly dressed’ fraudsters target benefit claimants in Universal Credit scam

Vulnerable people are being tricked out of hundreds of pounds, charity warns.

Tory benefit cuts will double the number of children living in poverty

Changes to social security benefits are devastating family incomes, report warns.

Amber Rudd to end three-year benefit sanctions under Universal Credit

Work and Pensions Secretary said she wanted to ensure that penalties for failing to meet strict benefit conditionality "are proportionate".

High Court finds Universal Credit migration arrangements unlawful

10,000 severely disabled people would have left worse off by around a £100 per month.

Universal Credit claimants ‘left in the dark’ about their entitlements

Universal Credit claimants are given little information about how payments are calculated and if they can appeal decisions.

‘Misleading’ DWP letter sent to GP’s risks ‘endangering’ patient health

The DWP letter advises GP’s not to provide sick notes to people found ‘fit for work’.

SNP conference condemns the Tories ‘shameful’ approach to social security

"They must listen to all of the evidence of hardship and damage they are causing and urgently reassess their approach to welfare."

DWP delay disability back-payments to thousands cruelly denied benefits

Call for thousands of people who lost out on severe disability premium payments to be reimbursed.

DWP spend £120 MILLION trying to deny sick and disabled people benefits

At least 70% of benefit appeals are overturned at tribunal in favour of claimants.

DWP kept damning Universal Credit research ‘secret’ for 18 months

The research found that the majority of former tax credit claimants were struggling to cope under the new benefits system.

Benefit claimant with broken back killed himself after being found ‘fit for work’ by DWP

He was left pennniless and unable to pay the rent or top up his electricity meter.

Benefit claimant left sarcastic suicide note ‘thanking’ the DWP before taking his own life

Mr Sycamore was left unable to top up his electric meter due to problems with Universal Credit.

MPs slam ‘dismissive’ and ‘disrespectful’ DWP over Universal Credit report

Work and Pensions Committee blasts "disrespectful Government responses that treat us like dirt".

Disability benefit cuts cost more than they save, says charity

Taxpayers footing the bill for DWP incompetency.

Justin Tomlinson appointed new disabilities minister – his voting record

Mr Tomlinson has a poor track history in defending the needs of disabled people in the UK.

Universal Credit two-child limit will push 300,000 more children into poverty

Campaigners also say the policy breaches the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Tories knew Universal Credit was causing hardship but pressed ahead regardless

Report's damning findings were snuck out by the DWP and HMRC more than a year after it was finished.

‘Flippant’ DWP minster forced to apologise over factually incorrect evidence given to MPs

Questions mount over government minister's understanding of the benefits system they administrate.

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