Wednesday, October 21, 2020

DWP

DWP has no legal duty to safeguard vulnerable claimants, says Thérèse Coffey

DWP Secretary's comments described as "shameful" and "dangerous" by a leading disability charity.

1.6 million households hit by £60 cut to benefits in just one month

DWP urged to scrap universal credit advance "loans" before thousands more are pushed into debt.

DWP urged to increase ‘legacy benefits’ to avoid gap in support

Policy shift would see 1.5 million more people benefit from a £20 per week benefits boost.

DWP to hire thousands of new work coaches amid Covid-19 job losses

"Getting Britain back to work as quickly as possible is vital", says DWP minister.

Universal Credit increase must be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits

Reversing the increase risks plunging 700,000 more people into poverty, report says.

Benefit appeal rules ruled ‘unlawful’ at the High Court

DWP has confirmed that they will not appeal the verdict.

Refusal to replace Universal Credit loans with non-repayable grants is a ‘political choice’, admits Iain Duncan Smith

Former Work and Pensions boss told MPs that it is "a policy decision, not a structural issue".

DWP Secretary rejects Labour’s call to extend benefit sanctions ban

Labour's Shadow DWP Secretary said it was "untenable" to lift the ban on sanctions when unemployment is rising and job availability is falling.

DWP faces legal action from disabled student blocked from claiming Universal Credit

DWP refused to undertake a work capability assessment on the basis that she was a full-time student.

DWP will not be appealing Court of Appeal defeat on Universal Credit

"Unlawful" policy had a "severely harmful impact" on four working women.

Increase legacy benefits to help people hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, say MPs

Government must not "simply ignore the needs" of those still in receipt of legacy benefits.

Judges slam ‘unlawful’ Universal Credit rules as four single mums win Court of Appeal case

Up to 85,000 universal credit claimants may be affected by the ruling.

DWP boss under pressure to replace Universal Credit advance payments with non-repayable grants

UK government says proposal could see an increase in fraudulent claims.

275 severely disabled people launch legal case against DWP over lost benefit income

Former claimants of Severe Disability Premium launch legal case for lost benefit income

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