Welfare

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Disabled people left short in universal credit move may get compensation
Court rules against DWP in case where move to universal credit deprived claimants of £2,100 a year

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

03, Feb, 2023 @11:36 AM

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UK benefit changes have pushed people into dead-end, low-paid jobs, says IFS
Tougher rules have boosted employment but jobs offer scant career progression and contribute little to tax revenue

Larry Elliott Economics editor

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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One way to save vulnerable people from energy debts | Letters
Letters: The DWP should work with energy companies so those who get certain benefits are helped, writes Martin Motz, while Alan Gough says pre-payment meters should come with a discount

18, Jan, 2023 @5:43 PM

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The DWP’s generosity to disabled people | Brief letters
Letters: Benefit bonus | History lessons | Post-op failure | Erasing Boris Johnson | Unerased elbow | Baby names | Parliamentary dirt

12, Jan, 2023 @5:47 PM

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Teaching union fails to meet vote threshold for strike despite ‘overwhelming’ support – as it happened
The NASUWT said members had voted overwhelmingly to support a strike, but it would not go ahead as turnout was under 50%

Andrew Sparrow

12, Jan, 2023 @5:36 PM

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Terminally ill people urge UK government to pay pensions early
Those of working age who die are twice as likely to spend final year of life in poverty, says charity

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

10, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Disabled people among hardest hit by cost of living crisis, finds study
People with disabilities more likely to cut back on energy use and food, Resolution Foundation says

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

04, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Hidden agendas behind destruction of public institutions and the welfare state | Letters
Letters: Mary Evans on why Labour should push for reinstating full bursaries for trainee nurses, and David Simpson on the Tories’ ideological goals

15, Dec, 2022 @6:08 PM

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The DWP has become Britain’s biggest debt collector. Surely during an energy crisis it should press pause | Gordon Brown
Deductions to universal credit loans and bills will cause destitution as families struggle to keep up with fuel payments, says former prime minister Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

14, Dec, 2022 @2:08 PM

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Millions cannot afford to heat homes as UK faces Arctic snap
Joseph Rowntree Foundation urges government to increase basic rate of support to help cover essentials

Matthew Weaver

08, Dec, 2022 @8:05 AM

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Why are so many people leaving the workforce amid a UK cost of living crisis?
Business leaders fear Rishi Sunak is failing to grasp severity of situation and impact on economy

Richard Partington

04, Dec, 2022 @11:23 AM

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Disabled children can’t afford to use their ventilators this winter. Politicians need to face reality | Frances Ryan
It’s not fearmongering to suggest that in the absence of proper state support this winter, people are going to die, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

29, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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