Sunday, December 6, 2020

Society

Child Poverty Could Rise To FIVE Million By 2020

Save the Children say that the number of children living in relative poverty is set to soar by 1.4 million between now and 2020.

DWP: JobCentre ‘Work Coaches’ To Support Young People Into Work

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Press Release Reads: For the first time ever Jobcentre Plus, in partnership with local authorities, will implement a new approach that focuses support solely on 16-17 year olds who are not in education, employment...

Revealed: Disabled Persons Employment Rates By Type Of Impairment

Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show how government initiatives have failed to help sufficient numbers of sick and disabled people into work. The figures show that unemployment rates among those with debilitating health conditions and...

More people now approach the charity over council tax bills than over difficulties with unsecured loans or credit cards

Forcing Unemployed To Wait Longer For Benefits Makes Them ‘Easy Prey’ For Loan Sharks, Say TUC

From Autumn 2014 anyone unlucky enough to lose their job will have to wait seven days before they can make a claim for Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA)

UK citizens at foreign universities or travelling for three months face habitual residence test to claim jobseeker's allowance

Welsh LibDems Hail New £50 Million Care Fund A ‘Major’ Achievement

Welsh Liberal Democrats Press Release: Details have been announced today of the £50m care fund that was established due to the Welsh Liberal Democrats negotiations with the Welsh Government. The Intermediate Care Fund, set-up through the Welsh Government's negotiations with the...

Leading Law Firm Slams ‘Exploitative’ Zero-Hours Contracts

Leading law firm, Thompson Solicitors, has slammed 'exploitative' zero-hour contracts and the coalition government's “sham” consultation exercise

We’ll Tackle The ‘Scandal’ Of Low Pay, Say Labour

Labour will pledge to restore the link between average earnings and the minimum wage, says Ed Miliband

All-party parliamentary inquiry, co-chaired by Labour's Frank Field, finds evidence behind growth in food banks

Controversial Appointment To Cheshire East Caring Together Board

Caring Together is part of the wider NHS reorganisation of health and social care across eastern Cheshire.

Wales Leading The Way In Tackling Hate Crime, Says Communities Minister

The Framework covers hate crime of all kinds including race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and age.

Homelessness At ‘Historically High Levels’ And Could Get Worse, Warns Landmark Study

The study warns that a dwindling social housing stock in Northern Ireland and reforms to welfare benefits risks 'pushing more people into increased financial hardship and homelessness'.

Benefit Sanctions ‘Damaging’ Waste Of Time, Say Jobcentre Staff

According to a PCS survey, 23% of respondents said they had been given 'explicit targets' for making benefit sanctions referrals.

Universal Credit ‘Will Put Many Tenants At Risk’, Say NHF

Most people will be required to apply for Universal Credit online, but a survey suggest that 40% have no internet access at all.

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