Older people at risk of being excluded from vital financial support

A growing shift to online only benefit applications means some older people are at risk of missing out on vital financial support.

DWP accused of ‘cack-handed’ reform to mortgage support benefits

29,000 homeowners have yet respond to news that their mortgage interest support payments are about to end.

Universal Credit causing a ‘hostile environment’ for thousands of families, says Unite

Unite will be holding a 'National Day of Action against Universal Credit' on Thursday 24 May.

Government must do more to support young people on benefits – report

Harsh benefit rules mean some young people are forced to live on less than £3 a day, report says.

Benefit sanctions found to be ineffective and damaging

Study concludes that punishing claimants triggers profoundly negative outcomes.

SNP demand action on ‘inaccessible’ benefit assessment centres

DWP admit there is no policy to ensure benefit assessment centres have parking facilities within 20 meters.

McVey planning to means-test employment support for disabled people

Tory "axewoman" Esther McVey looking to "finish the job" on disabled workers, say SNP.

DWP drop benefit sanctions ‘yellow card’ scheme because it’s not worth the ‘additional burden’

Scheme could have protected thousands of people from having their benefits wrongly 'sanctioned'.

Hundreds of homeless people fined and imprisoned in England and Wales

The Guardian finds over 50 local authorities with PSPOs in place prohibiting begging and loitering.

Revealed: Three in four disabled people are winning disability benefit appeals

UK Government urged to "get a grip" of "fundamental flaws" in Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments.

Hundreds hidden from Northern Ireland’s homeless figures

Almost 600 adults and children were allegedly removed from the March homeless figures.

Unpaid carers face ‘benefits cliff edge’ under universal credit, say MPs

Many of Britain's 6.5 million unpaid carers could lose almost £65 a week in Carer's Allowance under Universal Credit.

‘Disability employment gap has barely changed in a decade’, figures show

Disability charity Scope questions whether the UK Government is honoring its commitment to halve the disability employment gap.

Social care funding plans branded costly and unfair

Proposals for older people in England almost as costly as making all care free, say critics.

Survey: Should immigrants to the UK be entitled to claim benefits and other support?

Should immigrants arriving in the UK have immediate access to social security benefits, NHS, and education (etc)? Have your say!

MP blasts universal credit ‘cruelty’ as terminally ill are forced to fight for benefits

"People who are dying should not be forced to go to appointments with work coaches" - Drew Hendry MP

‘Universal Credit must be scrapped’, says union

CWU condemn "cruel, heartless and uncaring attitude towards vulnerable people".

Brits face food price hike without Brexit deal, report warns

Report warns that food bills will rise sharply and food supplies will be disrupted without a Brexit deal.

Universal Credit ‘designed with little regard for the reality of self-employment’, say MPs

Universal Credit risks damaging aspiration and could leave some self-employed workers thousands of pounds a year worse off, report warns.

Adult social care sector ‘could soon be on its knees’, MPs warn

"Credible plan to sustain underfunded care sector needed this year", Public Accounts Committee report warns.

Debbie Abrahams loses Labour frontbench role amid bullying claims

MP sacked as shadow work and pensions secretary after party investigation of allegations.

Most DWP staff think universal credit roll-out should be halted

Channel 4 Dispatches documentary exposes the misery caused by universal credit, including a young disabled mother who attempted suicide.

One million children with working parents pushed into poverty since 2010

TUC report blames public sector pay restraints and cruel cuts to social security benefits.

1.3 MILLION older workers could be made to pay National Insurance

Plan could raise an estimated £2bn per year for England's struggling social care system, but opponents have branded the proposal a "care tax".

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