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A minister has defended Universal Credit against damning criticism from auditors, describing it as ‘an agile, adaptable system, fit for the 21st century’.
Welfare restrictions are forcing young people into homelessness despite recent Government reforms, charity says.
A London council has been fined nearly £3,000 for cutting support for a disabled man.
The Government must do more to support young people who are living independently, MPs say.
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.