Sunday, December 6, 2020

Unemployment

Callous DWP Officials Considered Charging Disabled People To Appeal Benefits Decisions

DWP officials considered plans to begin charging sick and disabled to challenge benefit decisions, a secret internal document reveals.

Frank Field Proposes National Wage Top-Up For Lower Paid Over-50s

Labour MP and welfare reform campaigner says idea would help counter higher unemployment rate among 50–64 age group.

BAME Degree Graduates ‘Far More Likely To Be Unemployed’ Than White People

TUC calls for urgent action as analysis reveals BAME degree graduates are two and half times more likely to be unemployed than white people.

Benefit Delays Leave Tens Of Thousands Dependent On Food Banks

Delays in processing benefit payments are leaving tens of thousands of vulnerable people in hardship and dependent on the generosity of food banks.

Stephen Crabb Wants To Sack Private Sector Disability Assessment Firms

Disability campaigners have welcomed reports that the new Work and Pensions Secretary is considering sacking under-performing disability assessment contractors.

Disabled Artists Use Their Skills To Highlight ‘Shoddy And Cruel’ Treatment Over Benefits

Exhibition demands right ‘to live with dignity and without fear of harassment’.

MPs Launch Inquiry Into Employment Support For Disabled People

The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the Government's commitment to halve the "disability employment gap".

Childcare Costs ‘Locking’ Thousands Of Single Parents Out Of Work

Thousands of single parents are effectively being locked out of the employment market due to the extortionate cost of childcare, a leading charity warns.

Tens Of Thousands Sign Petition Calling For Brutal ESA Cuts To Be Reversed

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on the UK government to reverse cuts to Employment and Support Allowance.

Iain Duncan Smith Says People Thank Him For Stopping Their Benefits – Video

Watch this bizarre video of Iain Duncan Smith claiming that people thank him after having their benefits sanctioned.

Labour To Refer ‘Groundless’ Iain Duncan Smith Claim To Statistics Watchdog

Work and pensions secretary said 75% of jobseekers think benefit sanctions have helped them ‘focus and get on’.

Brutal Disability Benefit Cuts Set To Become Law After Tories Claim ‘Financial Privilege’

Brutal cuts to Employment and Support Allowance look set to become law, after the Tories forced the changes through the House of Lords.

Campaigners Unite Against ‘Grotesquely Cruel’ Benefit Sanctions

Thousands of campaigners are preparing to march on more than 70 Jobcentres across the UK.

Maximus Fit-For-Work Tests Fail Mental Health Patients, Says Doctor

Whistleblower criticises benefits scheme run by US company, saying criteria meant he had to diagnose claimants as being well.

Job Vacancies Fall As Fears Over Brexit Fuel Uncertainty In Britain’s Labour Market

New figures reveal a 7.3% drop in the number of advertised job vacancies since the start of the year.

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