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Failures in the way major disability benefits are being assessed have led to a loss of trust in the system, MPs have warned today.
Child poverty charities are calling for an end to the benefit freeze as new figures reveal in some areas over half the children are growing up in poverty.
Alastair Graham explains how prepaid schemes can help councils save money, reduce digital exclusion and increase security.
MPs have warned HMRC’s attempts at modernising amount to a ‘precarious high-wire act’ that threatens welfare claimants.
An estimated 300,000 people are ‘falling through the cracks’ of the welfare system and missing out on the financial support they are entitled to, new research reveals.
The Government’s planned benefit cuts are set to increase child poverty, particularly in the North East and Wales, financial experts warn.
Council chiefs have welcomed the Government’s decision that the local housing allowance (LHA) freeze will not apply to supported or social housing.
A fraudster who used another man’s identity to gain a council job and home as well as thousands in benefits has been jailed, a London council has reported.
Only one in five landlords are prepared to let their properties to people on Universal Credit or housing benefits, according to the latest poll.
Figures have revealed that local authorities are failing to spend millions of pounds for discretionary housing payments. Neil Merrick investigates the reasons why.