Benefits

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Benefit cheat caught after being filmed running at Crufts dog show

Benefit cheat caught after being filmed running at Crufts dog show

Benefit cheat caught after being filmed running at Crufts dog show

A woman who was paid £12,500 in fraudulent disability benefits has been given a 12-month community order after being filmed running at a dog show.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Universal Credit staff consider striking over workload after being treated with 'contempt'

Universal Credit staff consider striking over workload after being treated with 'contempt'

Universal Credit staff consider striking after being treated with 'contempt'

Staff working on the government's Universal Credit benefits system are being balloted for strikes in a dispute over workloads and recruitment, saying that they had been treated "with contempt".

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Child benefit cap: 'Is it fair for your taxes to support other families?' policy expert asks

Child benefit cap: 'Is it fair for your taxes to support other families?' policy expert asks

Child benefit cap: 'Is it fair for your taxes to support other families?'

The director of policy at the Centre for Social Justice says the child benefit cap being scrapped for retrospective claimants is about "fairness" if they had children before the cap was introduced

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Amber Rudd and Theresa May

Neil Coyle MP: 'I've had 2 constituents made homeless by Universal Credit'

Neil Coyle MP: 'I've had 2 constituents made homeless by Universal Credit'

The Labour MP has slammed the controversial benefits system, claiming it has "completely failed".

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Julia Hartley-Brewer on winter fuel payments: 'I don't want handouts I don't need'

Julia Hartley-Brewer on winter fuel payments: 'I don't want handouts I don't need'

Julia Hartley-Brewer on fuel payments: 'I don't want handouts I don't need'

Julia Hartley-Brewer spoke to Debbie McGee about npower's Fuel Bank scheme, which wants to extend winter fuel payments to anyone who needs them

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Houses

There's 'no evidence that people on benefits are 'less-good tenants', says Shelter spokesman

There's 'no evidence that people on benefits are 'less-good tenants'

There is no "rational explanation" for landlords discriminating against benefits claimants, a leading homelessness charity said today.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions must be clearer on benefit sanctions to stop the most vulnerable suffering, says MP

Department for Work and Pensions 'must be clearer on benefit sanctions'

Steve McCabe, who sits on the Work and Pensions Committee, said more guidance was needed from the Department of Work and Pensions to stop sanctions being unfairly levelled against vulnerable benefit claimants

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

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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'