Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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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.

Government pledge additional £105 million to keep rough sleepers off the streets during Coronavirus pandemic

Charities welcome announcement but say there is still much more that needs to be done.

1 in 4 working carers consider giving up work due to pressures of balancing work and caring responsibilities

Research finds that 1.6 million working carers struggle to combine their work and care responsibilities.

Government urged to change the law on ‘intimidating and threatening’ debt collection letters

People in problem debt are three times more likely to have considered taking their own life.

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.

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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.

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

Whingeing Lords demand hardship fund despite £162 daily allowance

Documents "expose the total privilege and sheer arrogance of unelected Lords at Westminster".

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.

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