Tag Archives: DWP

Coalition is doing nothing to help hungry families

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Damning new report finds that food banks are carrying out their work completely without government help

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Universal Credit may be a waste of money, say auditors

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New report says the ailing scheme is dependent on assumptions.

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Disabled people wait 118,000 years longer than IDS intended

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900,000 disabled people are waiting a combined 118,000 years longer than intended for assessments and decisions on crucial support.

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The Tories have overspent by £25 billion on social security

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Figures show that the DWP overspend comes despite debilitating cuts to working people and families.

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Benefit fraud accounts for just 0.7 per cent of welfare spending, new figures show

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Benefit fraud accounted for just 0.7 per cent of welfare spending in 2013/2014, according to new government figures published today.

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Labour demand big improvements to Work Capability Assessments

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The DWP must deliver a better service for disabled people and better value for money for taxpayers.

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Exclusive: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith: Universal Credit questions that need answering

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Existing problems with Universal credit risk being replicated unless you resolve them.

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Coalition misses universal credit target (again)

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Just a fraction of the people the government wants to move to Universal Credit have been moved across to the new payment system, according to new statistics from the Department for Work & Pensions.

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Here’s why the government’s Youth Contract failed

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To prevent young people being left stranded and disillusioned on the dole, we need to move away from ‘one size fits all’ approaches.

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Could you go five weeks without money? Under a new DWP plan you might have to

Further punitive restrictions on Universal Credit are on the way.

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