The Public Accounts Committee cites evidence that one-third of people who were claiming housing benefit lost their money when they were given a sanction
Ministers seem to think that if the state just stopped showering disabled people with sweeties they’d get off their backsides and get jobs. Employ a few ex-military PT instructors as 'work coaches' at the Job Centre Plus, allow them to impose sanctions on the real lazybones, and it won’t be long before no one will need ESA!
Lawrence Bond was appealing against the outcome of a work capability assessment in July
Deparment for Work and Pensions will be asked to review the case
Around 64,000 households will be affected by the new benefit cap
A group of Conservative MPs is threatening to challenge Budget legislation over a £30-a-week cut to employment and support allowance - coming in next April
Benefit payments can be stopped for between four weeks and three years if claimants break rules such as missing appointments or deciding not to take a job they are offered
Women's charities condemn 'unacceptable' and 'deeply flawed' plans
Some of the companies and charities pulled out after strong criticism of the Coalition government's Mandatory Work Activity scheme
Government fought in the courts for four years to keep the companies' identities a secret, saying it would damage their 'commercial interests'
The married MP is a devout Christian, who voted against marriage equality for same-sex couples in 2013
People are currently required to provide employers with a doctor's note if they are sick for longer than seven days in a row
The Universal Credit risked being reduced to little more than a complicated vehicle for cutting the benefits bill, says the Resolution Foundation
The figure is double the number of days lost because illnesses such as colds and flu
The Government had previously refused to make public details of the 49 cases the department had investigated where benefit claimants had killed themselves
'IDS undermined my efforts to help on important pension policy issues like women's pensions," she wrote on Twitter