Category: Housing Benefit

UK – 10 lies we’re told about welfare

  Has someone made Jim Royle a policy adviser? Millions are being made poorer while we’re fobbed off with porkies   • Ruth Patrick: This is how people on benefits actually feel   Welfare reform, my arse. Has Jim Royle parked his chair, feet up, telly on, in the corridors between the Treasury and the Department …

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UK – The day Britain changes: welfare reforms and coalition cuts take effect

A new world heaves into view this week with sweeping changes in the fields of welfare, justice, health and tax David Cameron leaves No 10, Downing Street: many of his government’s radical cuts and reforms are due to be introduced this week. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters Monday 1 April 2013 Bedroom tax introduced The aim is …

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UK – Ministers urged to exempt foster carers from ‘bedroom tax’

Leaders of 11 children’s charities say new rules will make it more difficult for people in social housing to become foster carers Iain Duncan Smith’s Department for Work and Pensions said it had ‘provided £30m to councils to ensure that groups like foster carers and disabled people are protected’. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Eleven children’s …

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UK – DWP bids to overturn housing benefit ruling on spare rooms

Court of Appeal rules housing associations ARE public bodies The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is bidding to overturn a Court of Appeal (CoA) decision which ruled that the size criteria in the housing benefit regulations discriminate against disabled people. Last month the CoA said the regulations were discriminatory, because they do not allow …

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