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Benefit appeal rules ruled ‘unlawful’ at the High Court

DWP has confirmed that they will not appeal the verdict.

DWP forced to give unmarried parents access to bereavement benefits after Supreme Court ruling

Unmarried couples are to be given the right to claim bereavement benefits.

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.

Charities call for an independent inquiry into benefit deaths

Leading charities and mental health organisations join forces to 'stop benefit deaths'.

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.

Nearly 1.4 million have no access to the welfare safety net, says Citizens Advice

Nearly 1.4 million migrants living and working legally in the UK have no recourse to public funds during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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

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

Charities demand council tax reform as ban on face-to-face bailiff collection ends

"Government changes risk creating debt D-Day of 23 August", charities warn.

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.

One in four UK adults at risk of hunger and potential malnutrition following lockdown

Families are struggling to afford and access enough food during the Coronavirus pandemic, survey finds.

Disabled women over 11 times more likely to die of Coronavirus, analysis shows

Government accused of failing to protect disabled people from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Two-thirds of families on Universal Credit pushed into debt during lockdown

Government urged to increase to the child element of Universal Credit and Child Tax Credit.

Marcus Rashford forces Tories into humiliating U-turn on free school meals

Marcus Rashford: "Just look at what we can do when we come together".

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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