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Reduce state pension age to boost jobs for the young

Giving early access to the state pension could reduce the pressure on 16-24-year olds to find employment and reduce the future skills gap, say leading tax advisory firm Blick Rothenberg.

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

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

Benefit payment dates over Christmas and New Year 2019-20

You may receive benefit payments early over Christmas and New Year. Check here to see if this applies to you and your family.

How to get a non-repayable £500 emergency coronavirus grant

The grant can be used to cover vital living costs such as food and bills.

Anger after Tory MP claims ‘food parcels are sold or traded for drugs’

Another Tory MP claimed school meal vouchers were "effectively" a cash payment to brothels and drug dealers.

Thousands of middle earners are ‘going hungry’ after being refused benefits, report says

290,000 people on middle-incomes have unsuccessfully tried to claim benefits during the Covid-19 pandemic.

DWP urged to increase ‘legacy benefits’ to avoid gap in support

Policy shift would see 1.5 million more people benefit from a £20 per week benefits boost.

C4 Dispatches: 4 million children growing up hungry under Tories

SNP calls on the next UK government to reverse "brutal" austerity cuts and end the benefits freeze.

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.

Exclusive: DWP Admit Using Fake Claimant’s Comments In Benefit Sanctions Leaflet

DWP officials have admitted that claimants comments used in an official benefit sanctions information leaflet were "for illustrative purposes only".

Families on Universal Credit face a ‘cold, hard winter’ with 26% already cutting back on heating

PM Boris Johnson urged to increase benefits and retain the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit.

UK pensioners receive the lowest state pension in the developed world

Budget 2020: Chancellor urged to 'deliver for older people' in his upcoming budget statement.

DWP splashes £120m fighting disability benefit appeals despite record claimant success rates

UK government urged to fundamentally overhaul the disability benefits system.

Disability benefits extended by six months if due reassessment within three months

Disability benefit awards extended by six months for those due to be reassessed in the next three months.

Cutting benefits doesn’t just hurt the poor, it damages the economy too

Removing the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit will take money out of the economy, report says.
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