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Reforms to the welfare system could increase women’s vulnerability to financial abuse, a new report has argued today.
Auditors have heavily criticised the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the design and implementation of Universal Credit.
More than 1.5 million people in the UK were pushed into destitution at some point last year, according to anti-poverty campaigners.
MPs have called on the Government to remove the ‘cliff-edge’ in the benefit calculation that could see many carers lose their allowance.
The Government has announced it would be extending support under Universal Credit to families looking after children who might otherwise be in the care of the local authority.
The rollout of Universal Credit is increasing the use of food banks by an average of 52%, new research has revealed today.
The Work and Pensions Committee today announced they will be holding a one-off evidence session on the relationship between Universal Credit and domestic abuse.
A ‘design flaw’ in Universal Credit is leaving self-employed workers at a financial disadvantage, new research has warned today.
One in eight children who would have qualified for free school meals under the old system will become ineligible under universal credit.
Which children should be receiving a free hot meal at school and who should pay for it? Mark Whitehead reports.