UK Welfare Cuts

'100,000 More Children Are Now Living In Severe Poverty'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has been accused of failing to help children out of poverty after the release of "shocking" new figures. According to the latest ...

Atos Will Stop Doing 'Fit-For-Work' Tests On Benefit Claimants Early

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Politics

Atos Healthcare is quitting its contract to carry out "fit-for-work" tests on disability benefit claimants before it is due to end next year, the gove...

Why Does Atos Want Out Of Its £500m Benefits-Testing Contract?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Politics

Atos Healthcare, the firm responsible for testing disabled benefit claims in "fitness for work" tests, is in talks to exit its £500 million contract ...

Don't Bring Benefits Street To Our Country, Says Australian Opposition Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

Benefits Street, the controversial Channel 4 programme accused of demonising the poor and misleading those who took part, is likely to be copied in Au...

IDS Blasts Council Of Europe 'Lunacy' For Warning On 'Inadequate' UK Benefits

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has lashed out at the Council of Europe's "lunacy" for calling on the UK to raise the amount of benefits paid out from their "manife...

How Much Did IDS Charge You For Media Training?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith splashed out £75,000 of taxpayers' money on media training for gaffe-prone junior minister Lord Freud and officials at the Departme...

Labour Warn Unemployed: Get Skills Or Lose Your Benefits

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Unemployed people who lack basic English, maths and computing skills will face being stripped of benefits unless they take up training under changes p...

'Many People Are Heading For Victorian-Era Forced Penury'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms are forcing many Britons into "forced penury" as they mark an increasing return to the principles of the Victorian...

'Food Banks Are A Complete Con'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Katie Hopkins, the outspoken former Apprentice contestant, has branded food banks "a complete con" and said she wouldn't have opened a single one. ...

How Has Nadine Dorries Humiliated George Osborne?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries has refused to back George Osborne's plans to slash benefits for young people, warning that they have taken "enough hi...

GRAPH: How Badly Will Welfare Cuts Hit Young People?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's promise to cut £12 billion more off the welfare budget after 2015 will pile further pressure onto young people. Young people ...

IDS Said WHAT To Osborne?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been attacked for "hacking at the same people" by cabinet colleagues after proposing to cut £12 billion more from the welfare budg...

George, Here Are 10 Ways To Not Have To Cut £25 Billion More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne sketched out a stark vision of further economic austerity, with £12 billion extra welfare cuts as part of a £25 billion cuts package ...

'How About A £21,000 Benefit Cap?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith’s officials developed plans to cap benefits at £21,000-a-year, marking a much tighter cap than the annual cap currently being rol...