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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Monday 05 November 2012
A man with physical disabilities and mental health issues is on hunger strike in Wales, after having his disability benefits cut.
Thursday 25 October 2012
The founder of a welfare-to-work firm has claimed she was “bullied” out of her job in a Westminster “maelstrom” as she rejected claims that it was missing targets for a Government work scheme.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
More than half of people being newly assessed for an allowance which replaced Incapacity Benefit were found to be able to do some form of work, according to Government figures.
Saturday 20 October 2012
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Monday 08 October 2012
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Monday 08 October 2012
George Osborne will today announce moves to cut welfare spending by a further £10bn a year as he warns the Conservative conference that Britain will face continuing economic pain.
Friday 05 October 2012
Almost 1.2m low paid people could see the state handouts which top up their wages reduced unless they work longer hours, according to report published today.
Thursday 04 October 2012
Survey also found that one in five GPs had at least one disabled patient who had thought about suicide because of the test
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Ed Miliband left the Tories looking more vulnerable than at any time since the last election
Friday 28 September 2012
MPs condemn DWP for lax management of A4e and failure to identify malpractice
Friday 24 August 2012
A Government drive to uncover health and safety “myths” has discovered cafes refusing to heat up baby food, golf buggies banned from a golf course and summer footwear banned from offices.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Disabled workers at factories being sold by the Government are to stage a four-day strike over the threat of job losses.
Friday 17 August 2012
The controversial disability benefits contract between Paralympics sponsor Atos and the Government is too weak to ensure value for money for taxpayers, the spending watchdog has found.
Monday 13 August 2012
A housebound disabled woman has scored a victory over welfare assessor Atos – using the power of the internet to force it to change its practices.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
The Government broke the law when it stripped an unemployed man of his benefits for six months after he refused to participate in an unpaid back-to-work scheme, the High Court has ruled.
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