Welfare Services

£6m A Year Taken From Those Living With MS Under Personal Independence Payment

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK

The introduction of Personal Independence Payment has left thousands living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) without vital care and support, potentially s...

Children Of Divorcing EU Parents Will Be Caught In Legal Turmoil If 'No Deal' On Brexit

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Politics

Children of divorcing parents could be caught up in a judicial war after Brexit if the UK and EU do not agree a deal, Government officials warned toda...

UK Councils Providing Shelter For 120K Homeless Children

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK

Councils across England are housing the equivalent of an extra secondary school of pupils per month as the number of homeless children in temporary ac...

Tories Must Raise Taxes To Fund Public Services, Says Former Party Chairman Oliver Letwin

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

Oliver Letwin has called on Theresa May to raise taxes to pay for increased spending on public services. The former Tory cabinet minister who served ...

Edwina Currie Tweets About Child Poverty, Gets A Swift Lesson In Return

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK

Edwina Currie has been roundly lambasted for suggesting children living in poverty in the UK can’t be going hungry at the same time the country face...

Poor Families To Lose £7,000-A-Year Under Tory 'Two-Child' Policy

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Politics

The human cost of George Osborne’s austerity drive has been laid bare as it emerged that poor families will lose up to £7,000 a year under benefits...

Young People At Increased Risk Of Homelessness Because Of Welfare Cuts, Warns Report

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics

Young people are at increasing risk of being made homeless as the Government’s welfare reforms begin to bite, a report warns today. ‘The Homelessn...

Tory Minister Criticised For Saying People With Anxiety Are Not 'Really Disabled'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK

A Conservative minister and adviser to Theresa May has been condemned for arguing welfare payments should be going to “really disabled people” wit...

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics

1. Nearly Every Local Authority Will Raise Council Tax Millions face hikes in council tax as the majority of town halls expect to raise rates, a thin...

Government Ignores Pleas To Scrap Tax Credit 'Rape Clause'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

Women who have a third child as a result of rape will have to demonstrate their circumstances to health and social care workers or specialist charitie...

Thousands Of Children Will Sink Deeper Into Poverty As Cost Of Living Outstrips Benefits, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Politics

Thousands of children will sink further into poverty by the end of the decade, a new report has warned. Parents on benefits could be as much as £2,80...

Ministers Committed To Tackling Child Poverty Claims No.10, After Abolishing Dedicated Unit

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Politics

Downing Street has insisted the government is committed to reducing poverty, after it was revealed it had abolished its child poverty unit. Ministers ...