The wide-ranging impacts of a controversial benefit reform have been laid bare in hundreds of pages of evidence sent to a
The hardship, the food banks, the sanctions and the interminable delays for appeals. These are not sensationalist devices used by a left-leaning film director to attack the government; they are sadly a harsh reality for some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
The coming Autumn Budget provide the perfect moment for government to review and relaunch Universal Credit, and it equip to deal with the big living standards challenges of today and the coming years.
Today marks the year anniversary of my first election as the Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen. During the year, one
If the uproar created by the rollout of the Government's new Universal Credit benefits system has shown us anything, it's
The Government's ivory ban consultation will run for 12 weeks, closing on December 29. It is vital that a ban is introduced as time really is running out for elephants and we in the UK have a part to play.
Solutions to poverty have focussed on "doing to" the poor, rather than allowing them to do it for themselves or doing it with them. The poverty lobby needs to shift its mind-set from transactional policies that shift resources to transformational processes that shift power, and work together for a more inclusive model of change.
Hogan Lovells alongside the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pro Bono recently launched a report highlighting the
The Conservative manifesto provides broad-brush sketches of some ideas, but only the Labour manifesto shows the power of government to make much-needed change in work and benefits.
This week the Department for Work and Pensions published analysis on the range of disadvantages workless families face, including conflict between parents, drug and alcohol dependency, or mental health problems. While the first job of this department is to do everything we can to support people into work, we know that wider issues like these can prevent families from getting on with their lives, leaving children without the stability they need.