A jump in the number of housing benefit claimants shows the government is prioritising being ‘tough’ about benefits ahead of being correct about them.
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Labour and Unite have slammed the government’s new mandatory Community Work Placement scheme, reports Rob Edwards.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has today accused the government of “hampering” its inquiry into Universal Credit.
People hit by the hated Bedroom Tax are choosing between eating and heating, with three quarters cutting back on food bills, according to a new report.
TweetThe Tory austerity drive – bound up as it is in the barefaced lie that Britain was brought low in 2008 by benefit scroungers and not reckless bankers – was never about fixing the economy. It was about shrinking the state. As such, it was hardly surprising to see Cameron’s Etonian class warriors lining up […]
The latest batch of Work Programme data were released today. New quarter; similar results: a programme doing acceptably for some, but for others not.
A group of MPs has slammed the government for using official statistics inaccurately to spin stories about benefit claimants.