Tory U-turn on two-child benefit cap ‘doesn’t go far enough’

DWP scrap extension of the two-child limit to Universal Credit for children born before April 2017.

DWP urged to follow Scotland’s example and increase carers’ benefits

Charity slams Carers Allowance "postcode lottery".

Family with disabled children get the shock of their lives after firm re-surfaces their drive free of charge

The Burns family got an unexpected helping hand after a company boss learned about the difficulties they face.

Thousands have missed out on six months of disability benefit payments

Thousands have lost out on disability payments for six months as a result of being moved to Universal Credit.

Levels of UK hunger and malnutrition ‘among the worst in Europe’, report says

MPs call for the appointment of a 'Minister for Hunger', as thousands of families struggle to afford nutritious food.

Thousands of pensioners failing to claim over £1,000 a year in state benefits

Call for more information and benefits advice to be made available for pensioner homeowners.

Universal Credit delay sparks calls for flagship Tory benefit rollout to be scrapped

Council leader warns that vulnerable people have already "contemplated taking their own lives" because of Universal Credit.

Tories plough on with Universal Credit without vital fixes

Delay in rollout ignores the well documented flaws in the Government's flagship welfare reform.

Scottish Government announce four new benefits to help struggling families

The announcement follows the successful introduction of higher benefit payments for Scotland's unpaid carers.

Families forced to borrow to make ends meet as household debt hits record high

TUC analysis shows that average household debt has hit a new record high.

Most people say Labour have the most humane welfare policies – but only just

Exclusive: There is also strong support among benefit claimants for the SNP's approach to social security.

Crucial Universal Credit vote delayed amid poverty concerns

Several Tory MPs were reportedly prepared to vote down the plan to move 3 million people on to Universal Credit.

Shocking figures spark calls for the MoD to house homeless veterans

"Risk of homelessness is all too common among veterans", says MSP.

Amber Rudd finally admits link between Universal Credit and rising foodbank use

New DWP boss says she "regrets" that Universal Credit has forced people to use foodbanks.

Over 85% of households hit by the benefit cap are single mothers, DWP figures reveal

UK Government failing to properly assess the impact of its policies on low-income households, say Labour.

Majority of UK workers don’t get paid overtime, research shows

4 in 5 UK workers that do not get paid overtime think “it is just part of my job”.

Scottish Government spend £125m to mitigate the worst of Tory benefit cuts

New Social Security Scotland agency had also spent £34 million making over 150,000 payments of Carers Allowance Supplement and Best Start Grants.

40% of parents failing to receive child maintenance under botched DWP scheme

SNP renews call for child maintenance to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

Over 200 housing associations pledge to tackle homelessness crisis

National Housing Federation welcome "positive" commitment to ending rough sleeping and homelessness.

MSP slams two child benefit cap as more children are set be hit by Tory ‘poverty trap’

'Vindictive' policy will affect even more children and their families from February.

Parents are starving themselves for up to a WEEK to feed their children

"Parents will feed their kids but go without themselves", says foodbank manager.

Tory Minister admits welfare cuts are driving record levels of homelessness

'We need to ask ourselves some very hard questions', says Housing Minister.

‘Murdered’ by austerity: how Tory cuts have caused physical and mental harm

Austerity is a form of 'social murder', says researcher.

Unelected Lords guzzle champagne while hundreds of thousands are forced to turn to foodbanks

House of Lords bars and restaurants sold hundreds of bottles of expensive champagne in 2017/18, while welfare cuts see thousands turn to foodbanks.


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