Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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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.

Covid pandemic could lead to tens of thousands more liver disease cases in 2021

The British Liver Trust is calling for every person in the UK to consider their liver health.

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.

Disabled woman in court win over ‘discriminatory’ council care charges

Norfolk County Council’s decision to increase a severely disabled woman's care charges was discriminatory, judge rules.

Rough sleeping crisis ‘just the tip of the iceberg’ of poverty and destitution, warn Labour

Boris Johnson urged to tackle a looming crisis in rough sleeping this Christmas.

Tories pinch £500 ‘thank you’ benefit payment from NHS workers

DWP "must U-turn on its plans to cut benefits for NHS and social care workers."

Number of Scottish families hit by the Tory benefits cap soars by 188%

Number of Scottish households hit the benefits cap has risen to more than 5,000.

SNP Conference: £100 Million ‘winter fund’ to help low-income households

Pledge includes a £100 payment for families of children in receipt of free school meals.

SNP Conference: Free year-round breakfasts and lunches for all primary school students

SNP unveil plan to provide free breakfasts and lunches for all primary school kids in Scotland.

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

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

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

Disabled student wins right to be considered for Universal Credit.

Poor hit by fallout of Covid driven into extreme hardship – but the rich get richer

Fears grow around the widening of social inequalities in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

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