Category Archive: (DWP) Welfare/Benefit

May 26

UK – Benefits cap will have catastrophic effect on families, court will hear

Vulnerable families challenging £500-a-week cap say it may force victims of domestic violence to return to their abusers Two of the claims involve victims of domestic abuse and their claims are supported by the refuge charity Women’s Aid. Photograph: Dani Rodriguez/Alamy Families will suffer catastrophic effects and victims of domestic violence may be forced to …

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Apr 17

UK – Government risks the well-being of vulnerable children

Release Date: 08 Apr 2013 Today welfare reform measures take effect that cap benefits at 1 per cent increase per year until 2015 for families who are in and out of work, breaking the historic link between benefits and inflation (1). Barnardo’s chief executive Anne Marie Carrie comments: It is shameful that the Government is …

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Feb 03

WALES – My town was built on hard graft… now no one here wants to work

Says ex-labourer Robert Jones, of Merthyr Tydfil Worked up … ex-labourer Robert Jones says many people in his town refuse to get a job IT was once an industrial powerhouse – important enough for Admiral Lord Nelson to visit its foundry where the 104 guns for HMS Victory were struck. The town of Merthyr Tydfil …

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Jan 09

WALES – Benefits cap ‘could do more harm than recession’ – warning

  The UK Government’s benefits cap could take more than £100m out of the Welsh economy   The UK Government’s benefits cap could take more than £100m out of the Welsh economy and do more harm than the recession, the Bevan Foundation has warned.   Under Conservative-Liberal Democrat plans backed by MPs last night, increases in …

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Jan 07

UK – Benefit cuts ‘will see more children taken into care’

Warning of economic impact on struggling households   Record numbers of children are likely to be taken away from their families this year as parents struggle to cope with the effects of public-sector cuts and benefits changes, a senior child protection figure has warned. Anthony Douglas, chief executive of Cafcass, which safeguards the welfare of …

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Apr 07

UK – Young unemployed may be forced to live with mum and dad

Young unemployed people could be forced to live with their parents and denied housing benefit under plans being considered by the Government. Young employed people may have to move back home The radical proposal is being worked on by Downing Street and the Department for Work and Pensions as part of a drive to make …

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