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All calls to helplines for the Universal Credit benefits are now free, the Government has confirmed.
Councils and housing associations have reported it is becoming harder to work together to reduce homelessness due to welfare reforms, new survey has revealed.
Local schemes to help people facing financial emergencies is 'in meltdown' and at risk of collapsing altogether, researchers have warned.
The Government’s freeze on housing benefits could leave some private renters in work at risk of eviction, new study says.
The Government’s proposals to merge Jobcentre Plus offices and benefit centres are ‘a significant missed opportunity’, say council chiefs.
A study by welfare chiefs at Liverpool City Council has revealed an additional 710 families will be affected by the government’s lowering of the benefit cap.
Despite jobs growth lifting 400,000 children out of poverty over the last year, welfare and tax credit cuts will result in the poorest seeing no growth in their incomes for the next five years, a report has found.
Hundreds of thousands of children have been into poverty thanks to rising childcare costs, campaigners have warned.
The Government has no idea whether its payment-by-results schemes are providing value for money, according to its own spending watchdog.
A record one million people received at least three days of emergency help from foodbanks run by the Trussell Trust last year, figures reveal.