Department for Work and Pensions

Partially Paralysed Man With Half A Skull Has DWP 'Fit For Work' Ruling Overturned

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

A partially paralysed man who had half his skull removed after suffering a stroke has had his benefits reinstated and an original ‘fit for work’ d...

This Tweet From The DWP Is Baffling, Amusing And Angering All In Equal Measure

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK

Like an uncle at a wedding trying to get down with the kids by busting out some terrible moves, the DWP has taken a rather interesting approach to try...

Dead Soldier's Family Blame Benefit Cut For 'Taking Away His Lifeline'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK

The family of a soldier who died after having his benefits cut are appealing for funds for a public inquiry into whether Iain Duncan Smith's departmen...

Millions Of Children Prepare To Face Families' Benefit Freeze Imposed By IDS

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

More than seven million children will be affected by family members being hit by a four-year benefit freeze, research has shown. The Children’s S...

Iain Duncan Smith's Benefit Changes Slammed By Three Reports In One Day

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

The introduction of Universal Credit (UC) is having a damaging effect on millions of working families, leaving the "poorest running up the down escala...

Woman Sacked By DWP 'For Taking Too Much Time Off For Treatment For Terminal Cancer'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

A cancer patient claims that she was fired by the Department of Work and Pensions because she took too much time off work for her treatment. Paulin...

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Dr David Marjoribanks | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Marjoribanks

Most people who get married plan their wedding very carefully, plotting out every last detail from seating plans to thank you cards. Few of us plan for these relationships to end, yet sadly, 42% of marriages, and a significant proportion of cohabiting relationships, break down.

Homelessness Being Fuelled By Benefits Sanctions - Report

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Politics

One-in-five people made homeless in the last year were forced onto the streets after the Government stripped them of welfare payments, a survey has cl...

The Government Has Been Discriminating Against Disabled People Again

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

Iain Duncan Smith suffered defeat on Thursday when a High Court judge ruled that his plan to cap carers' benefits was discriminatory. The ruling co...

Nearly 20,000 People This Week Called on the Department for Work & Pensions to Act on Its Commitment to Reform the Fit for Work Test

Brian Dow | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics
Brian Dow

This week a petition with nearly 20,000 signatures was handed in to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), calling on them to act on their commitment to reform the "fit for work" test.

DWP Staff Take Home Almost Half Of A £90million Taxpayer Funded Bureaucrat 'Bonus Bonanza'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of overseeing a “bonus bonanza” after Whitehall bureaucrats pocketed more than £90million in pay-outs last year. ...

The DWP Is Refusing To Investigate Effects Of Benefit Sanctions On Mental Health

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

The Government on Monday refused to investigate the effects of benefit cuts to thousands of people's mental health. Department for Work and Pension...

The Government Tried To Get In On Back To The Future Day And Failed Spectacularly

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

Where there is a hashtag you can bet your life there's a company trying to cash in on it with there own 'quirky' take. Sometimes it's not even a co...

'Tougher Than Tories' Rachel Reeves Leaves Labour Front Bench, But Won't Be Missed

Nick Stephenson | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

It is fair to say that Reeves was not popular among unemployed people, apparently misunderstanding the meaning of the word 'opposition' and racing Iain Duncan Smith towards an ever-more-draconian position on social security, caring little for the victims created on the way.

IDS Blasted For 'Shocking' Comments That Labeled Disabled People 'Abnormal'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

The man charged with administering benefits to thousands of disabled people has been blasted for "shocking" comments made on Monday, which suggested t...

Iain Duncan Smith Reprimanded For Wrongly Docking Deaf Man's Benefits

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics

A deaf benefit claimant had his Job Seekers Allowance wrongly docked for four weeks by the Department for Work and Pensions, a judge has ruled. Th...

LEAKED: DWP's Official Definition Of 'Fit For Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Following startling revelations that 4,010 people died within six weeks of being deemed fit to work by the Department for Work & Pensions, many of us ...

7 People Who Died After Having Their Benefits Taken Away

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Politics

On Thursday it was revealed that more than 4,000 people had died within six weeks of being deemed "fit for work". The figures show that between Dec...

Some Real Case Studies to Help Us to Understand Benefit Sanctions

Heather Rolfe | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Heather Rolfe

What do real claimants have to say about their experiences of this system, and are they as grateful as Sarah and Zac? Evidence from case studies collected by our evaluations of two programmes suggests they are not. Sanctions rules are understood, but do not appear to be helping claimants to find work.

50,000 People Want Iain Duncan Smith To Resign For Lying To The Public

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics

A petition calling for Iain Duncan Smith to resign for lying to the public has been signed by over 50,000 people. The Department for Work and Pensi...

Looks Like This Isn't The First Time The DWP Used 'Fakes' In Welfare Leaflets

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

Fresh revelations in the row over a rubbished DWP leaflet emerged on Wednesday, when it was discovered two fake characters featured in a benefit sanct...

The Government Is Capping Deaf Young People's Ambitions And Aspirations

Susan Daniels | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Susan Daniels

What of those deaf young people who need ongoing regular support in order to thrive and prosper at work? The cap has sent them a very clear signal - to cap their aspirations and settle for something beneath their hopes and expectations.

Iain Duncan Smith Caught Misleading Again - Benefit Death Figures to Be Published

Nick Stephenson | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

We are used to Iain Duncan Smith misleading us in all sorts of ways. Last month a leaked document from his Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) sho...

Job Centre Questioned Welfare To Man Who Cannot Walk, Talk Or Feed Himself

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics

A wheelchair-bound man who can only communicate by blinking his eye was ordered to attend a Job Centre to prove he should still receive welfare paymen...

How to Survive Mental Illness Under a Tory Government

Laura Roche | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
Laura Roche

Let's be honest, it wasn't ideal having mental health issues under the previous government, but now the Tories are in power, their proposed austerity cuts to service and benefits have understandably caused shock-waves and concern for sufferers.