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Westminster City Council has renewed its contract with Capita in a deal worth around £65m over a decade.
The existing regime of benefit sanctions for those with disabilities or other health conditions is ‘arbitrarily punitive’ and needs reassessing, MPs have warned.
Lambeth, Kingston, and Barking and Dagenham councils were cheated out of £1m by a group of housing benefit assessors who used dummy claimants, court has heard.
The charity Citizens Advice is to start providing Government-backed support to help Universal Credit claimants navigate the new welfare system.
Local authorities are spending record sums on emergency payments to households that otherwise face eviction by private or social landlords. Neil Merrick investigates.
Denying bereavement benefits to unmarried, cohabiting partners with children is incompatible with human rights law, court rules.
Several major letting agents are discriminating against tenants on housing benefit, according to campaigners.
Many Universal Credit claimants are losing hundreds of pounds each year because their payday falls too close to their assessment date, a charity has revealed.
A group of housing organisations yesterday warned that Universal Credit is ‘flawed’ and is causing debt, suffering and hardship for millions.
Nearly four million older people are being denied access to key benefits because they do not use computers, according to campaigners.