Wednesday, January 20, 2021

DWP

DWP faces judicial review after mentally ill man found ‘starved to death’

Errol Graham starved to death in June 2018 after the DWP stopped his benefits.

Over one million on Universal Credit have money deducted to repay debts

Government urged to make Universal Credit advance payments non-repayable.

Tories must scrap ‘debt-inducing’ five week Universal Credit wait in New Year

Scrapping the five week wait and advance payment loans under Universal Credit must be a priority in 2021, say SNP.

Family of woman who took own life after DWP stopped benefits seek second inquest into her death

DWP under scrutiny over its role in the events that led to Jodey Whiting's death.

Scrap benefit sanctions for Christmas and for good, say SNP

SNP say the "punitive" benefit sanctions regime is "punishing the poor" and should be scrapped.

DWP announce Covid tier system for Jobcentres – how will yours be affected?

Jobcentres to remain open but services and requirements on claimants may differ.

Tories reject petition signed by 120,000 people demanding fairer disability benefits

Petition calls for the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit to be extended to legacy benefits.

DWP must allow disabled students to claim Universal Credit, court rules

Disabled student wins right to be considered for Universal Credit.

DWP apologises after publishing personal details of more than 6,000 disability claimants

DWP data breach is being investigated the Information Commissioner.

Suspension of Universal Credit ‘minimum income floor’ extended for six months

Support for the self-employed to continue for a further six months.

Coronavirus: Tories warned not to cut Universal Credit support for the self-employed

Reintroduction of the ‘Minimum Income Floor’ could see the self-employed losing thousands of pounds each year.

REVEALED: Tories’ secret plot to spy on benefit claimant’s bank accounts

Move likened to the encroachment to the "big brother state".

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.

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