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DWP admit media reports forced them to review benefit sanction case

Disabled man's benefits stopped after he missed a Jobcentre meeting because of crippling seizures.

Foodbanks have become the last line of defence against poverty and hunger

In the seventh richest country, we should all be deeply ashamed that people still cannot afford to feed their families.

Most Brits support the radical idea of a ‘Universal Basic Income’, poll shows

40% of the public would welcome Basic Income experiments in their local area while just 15% would oppose them

Benefit cap inquiry re-launched by MPs

Work and Pensions Committee to re-launch benefit cap inquiry after it was stalled due the last general election.

Wealthiest Brits handed nearly half of pension tax relief, shocking research reveals

Nearly half of Government spending on pension tax relief is handed out to the richest 10% of eligible savers.

Foodbanks plead for donations as thousands of children go hungry thanks to benefit cuts

Trussell Trust reports a surge in demand for emergency food as parents struggle to feed children during the Summer break.

Housing experts blast ‘fundamentally unfair’ Tory benefit cap policy

DWP figures show the majority of those affected by the benefit cap are single parent households.

Universal Credit ‘wrecking lives’ and ‘plunging tens of thousands into debt’

Around 70,000 people have taken out emergency loans whilst waiting for a Universal Credit payment, an FOI request reveals.

Poorest Brits see their incomes squeezed as fears grow over rising child poverty

Experts fear child poverty rates will continue to rise as low-income households are hit by over £14bn in benefit cuts.

UK faces UN probe over ‘extreme’ poverty and human rights

UN to investigate interconnections between poverty and the realisation of human rights in the UK.

New research shows work is no protection against poverty and homelessness

Most homelessness families in temporary accommodation include at least one adult in work.

Thousands owed £340m in underpaid benefits after ‘major’ DWP error

MPs criticise a "culture of indifference" at the Department for Work and Pensions.

MPs question misleading benefit sanctions statistics

DWP accused of hiding the true number of benefit sanctions behind misleading official statistics.

Nearly 8 million unpaid carers are ‘propping up’ the broken care system

Report calls for better support for the UK's growing army of unpaid family carers.

Preventable harm and the Work Capability Assessment

An in-depth analysis of the controversial Work Capability Assessment and how it's used to limit access to social security benefits.

Nearly 3 in 4 universal credit households in rent arrears, report warns

Government urged to slow down the roll-out of Universal Credit and fix outstanding problems.

Disabled woman denied benefits can barely walk from one room to the next

Pearl Kelly has been denied Personal Independent Payment, despite mobility issues and being riddled with tumours .

Universal Credit failing to protect ‘vulnerable claimants’, MPs told

MPs will also debate whether to 'sanction' Esther McVey for misleading parliament about the contents of an NAO report.

‘Flawed’ universal credit driving social housing tenants into debt and hardship

Housing federations join forces to warn that the Universal Credit system is “flawed” and causing debt, suffering and hardship.

Charities are missing the point – disability benefit assessments were designed to fail

Charities and others are letting the government off the hook, writes Mo Stewart.

Tories ‘creating hostile environment for disability benefit claimants’

Thousands of sick and disabled people are being wrongly assessed and denied Social Security benefit they are entitled to, says charity.

Man with inoperable brain tumour denied vital social security support

He and his partner have been left with just £5 a week to feed themselves.

Esther McVey incompetence sees benefit underpayments hit record high

Thousands of the UK's most vulnerable and poorest citizens are being denied the financial support the law says they are entitled to

DWP boss misled parliament over universal credit – her statement in full

Esther McVey falsely claimed the National Audit Office had said the roll-out of Universal Credit should be accelerated.

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