Work and Pensions

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".

Stephen Timms MP calls Amber Rudd a 'breath of fresh air' for admitting Universal Credit's role in food bank use

Stephen Timms MP calls Amber Rudd a 'breath of fresh air' for admitting Universal Credit's role in food bank use

Labour MP praises Amber Rudd for saying Universal Credit fuels food bank use

Stephen Timms, the former shadow work and pensions secretary, said he hoped Amber Rudd could make changes to the Universal Credit system

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

AGE UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ pension changes making some £7k worse off

Age UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ pension changes making some £7k worse off

Age UK Director: Amber Rudd has ‘snuck out’ changes that lose pensioners £7k

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK has accused the Work and Pensions Secretary of “sneaking out” changes to pension credits that could leave some £7,000 worse off.

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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Women affected by pension changes win first step in legal challenge against the Government

Women affected by pension changes win first step in legal challenge against the Government

Women affected by pension changes win first legal battle against the Government

Women affected by changes to the state pension age have won the first stage of their High Court challenge against the Government.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Debbie Abrahams: The Labour MP embroiled in a row with the party

Debbie Abrahams: The Labour MP embroiled in a row with the party

This Labour MP has been suspended - and no-one seems to know why

Labour claims Debbie Abrahams stepped down as shadow work and pensions secretary, but she says otherwise

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Workers' rights: 'I couldn't afford to take a year off work unpaid', says work and pensions secretary

Workers' rights: 'I couldn't afford to take a year off work unpaid', admits work and pensions secretary

'I couldn't afford to take a year off work unpaid', says Damian Green

The Conservatives announced a plan which includes employees having a statutory right to a year's unpaid leave to care for relatives