More than a fifth of out of work benefits claimants have a criminal record according to research published by the Ministry of Justice today.
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Wednesday 17 July 2013
Callers to government departments paid £56m on higher-rate phone lines last year despite a drive to reduce their use, a report has revealed.
New benefit cap could be lowered by £6,000 a year if deemed a success, according to Treasury sources
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Comments come as benefit claimants have amount they can claim capped at £500 a week for the first time
Friday 12 July 2013
Councils were faced with a four-fold rise in applications for a housing hardship fund in the month after the so-called “bedroom tax” was introduced, figures show.
Thursday 11 July 2013
Some working families will be worse off under Iain Duncan Smith's flagship Universal Credit - even though it was intended to encourage people back into work, according to research published today.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Carers are being forced to cut back on essentials such as food and electricity because of the so-called bedroom tax. Despite Government promises to protect them from the under-occupancy charge, one in six carers forced to pay it are falling behind on their rent and face eviction, research by Carers UK shows.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
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Government's £5bn Work Programme 'still failing and failing badly' as figures reveal only one in 20 sick and disabled people have been found lasting jobs
Thursday 27 June 2013
Only one in 20 sick and disabled people on the Government's £5bn Work Programme have been found lasting jobs, new figures have revealed.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
Three out of four of the long-term unemployed taking part in the Government’s £5bn Work Programme have not yet started a job, according to figures published today.
Disability campaigners celebrate 'victory' after government rethink over plans to make it more difficult to claim disability benefits
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Group of activists threatened to take legal action over proposed tightening of the rules, which would have left fewer people eligible for the top rate
Friday 14 June 2013
Ian and Jason Fitzgibbon plotted to smuggle £6 million worth of high-strength heroin
Thursday 13 June 2013
Children living below the poverty line are now twice as likely to come from working families struggling on low incomes and falling wages than those whose parents are unemployed, official figures have revealed.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Department for Transport earned £2.5 million from calls in two years
'Soaring' numbers need urgent help from Citizens Advice Bureau after welfare changes 'drive people to despair'
Friday 07 June 2013
Tougher sanctions and hardship payments for those on Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) prompted a 40 per cent rise in people seeking assistance
Friday 07 June 2013
The Government’s back-to-work welfare assessments have been attacked by Scotland’s leading Catholic cleric.
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