Below are links to all of the news reports and press releases published by the Welfare News Service (WNS) in the last week, together with a short description of each story.
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Young people not in full-time education are now less likely to be in work than people of other age groups, according to a report published by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
Campaigner telephoned BBC News to ask why they had apparently failed to cover austerity protests in London – he was promptly cut off.
Tens of thousands of people converged on London to protest against the coalition government’s austerity cuts.
The Young Greens, the youth branch of the Green Party of England and Wales, have slammed Ed Miliband’s plan to abolish Job Seekers’ Allowance for 18-21 year olds.
The Public Accounts Select Committee described the implementation of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) as ‘nothing short of a fiasco, pushing sick and disabled people into the arms of loan sharks and food banks.
The Twitter abuse ranges from vague, general threats in broken English to personal, homophobic and disablist comments, images and overt threats.
A number of respondents to a public consultation were concerned that a decision to close Mountview Care Home had been taken and that it was a done deal.
Jessy Saint Prix gave up working as a teaching assistant in the final stages of her pregnancy and attempted to claim benefits in the UK.
Unite say that Labour need to “step away from the Tory rhetoric of sanction and punishment”.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has accused the coalition government of over-emphasising benefit fraud in a report on fraud and error in the benefits system.
Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, in a speech at the launch of the IPPR Condition of Britain report.
Labour leader sets out reforms based on training incentives as poll finds 78% of voters think welfare system unfair.
Disabled people could lose their independence as a result of a cut to a key fund, a government minister admitted.
The SNP is highlighting analysis from a think tank which finds the lowest income 20 per cent of British households are among the poorest in Western Europe.
Thinktank launches expert review of welfare scheme, saying policy changes have not received sufficient scrutiny.
The NHS isn’t perfect, but it is STILL regarded as the very best health care service in the developed world,.. and one of the cheapest.
The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) will call for the state pension to increase from £113 a week to £175, in a bid to help lift older people out of poverty.
The government has conceded only 24 Syrian refugees have arrived in Britain as part of its resettlement programme for Syria, the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme.
Thousands of Scotland’s most disadvantaged children, young people and families are set to benefit from £15 million new funding over the next year, Aileen Campbell has announced.
An ‘army’ of home carers are planning a virtual strike on 21 June to highlight the governments non-recognition of those who work ’round the clock’ caring for sick, disabled or elderly friends or relatives.