Benefits

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Universal Credit causes hardship and costs too much, report says

Universal Credit causes hardship and costs too much, report says

A new study into Universal Credit, which replaced various state benefits, says it's leaving people in debt and costs too much to administer

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Crown Prosecution Service is well known in the legal profession as being the knackers yard for the incompetent solicitor If you're not good enough to get a job in private practice you go to the CPS So it’s disorganised and so it needs not only strong leadership but it also needs strong moral leadership Someone who tells the public one thing but privately does the opposite like Alison Levett Someone who is personally criticised for their behaviour in a judge's ruling like Alison Levett is the worst possi

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting, not Government'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting'

Julia Hartley-Brewer discussed child poverty with author and former teacher Francis Gilbert

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Employment figures reach record high, despite predictions of doom due to Brexit

UK employment figures reach record high

Employment figures reach record high, despite predictions of doom due to Brexit

There were more than 32.2 million people in employment in the three months to November

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs handed five year prison sentence over fraud and escape

Former polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs handed five-year prison sentence over fraud and escape

Former polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs handed five-year prison sentence

Lyle Jeffs was accused of moving around $11million (£8.2 million) worth of food stamp benefits

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

French jihadists in Syria 'still receiving benefits from France used to fund Isis'

French jihadists in Syria 'still receiving benefits and using money to fund Isis'

French jihadists in Syria 'still claiming benefits and using money to fund Isis'

It is claimed relatives of the jihadists are going to employment centres in France to pick up the benefits each month

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Universal Credit: Benefits scheme Architect explains rationale behind six-week wait for first payment

Universal Credit creator explains six-week payment wait

Universal Credit creator explains six-week payment wait

Deven Ghelani spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the system in wake of several criticisms directed at it over its implementation

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

End Violence Against Women Coalition slams 'barbaric' child tax credit rape clause

Tax credit 'rape clause' slammed as 'barbaric' by gender violence group

Tax credit 'rape clause' slammed as 'barbaric' by gender violence group

Last week the Government introduced a cap on child tax credits parents are only eligible to receive the benefit for their first two children, unless the mother can prove she was raped

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Damian Green has defended the changes to the benefit system

Work and pensions secretary defends benefit changes: 'Working is beneficial for individuals and children across the board'

'Working is beneficial for individuals and children across the board'

The benefits system will be changing this week and MP Damian Green says it will encourage people to stay in work

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

LISTEN Iain Duncan Smith tells Julia: 'People who use Universal Credit absolutely love it'

People who use Universal Credit absolutely love it, says Iain Duncan Smith

IDS spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about his flagship policy and suggested it will have a 'transformative effect'