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You cannot serve two masters.. Universal credit and your employer.

From thepoorsideoflife by way of dpac (please note the request at the end of the dpac version to contact your MP – I have already done so) 11 more words

Readers, viewers and listeners tell journalists how to report poverty

People angered and frustrated by media representations of those living in poverty have inspired a Guide for Journalists on reporting.

The experiences of men and women in receipt of benefits, both in and out of work, were gathered in interviews by the… 579 more words

Journalism

Universal discredit - the workfare sector comes out against in-work sanctions

  • Groups representing Work Programme providers say benefits shouldn’t be docked for claimants in work
  • Government’s flagship Universal Credit scheme is trialling sanctions of claimants who already have jobs…
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Reports

Benefit sanctions: Your experiences wanted

National Audit Office (NAO) is undertaking a study to examine whether the DWP is achieving value for money from its administration of benefit sanctions.

This includes how benefit sanctions fit with the intended aims and outcomes of DWP’s wider working age employment policy, whether sanctions are being implemented in line with policy and whether use of sanctions is leading to the intended outcomes for claimants. 170 more words

Benefits

Revealed: How Universal Credit could land households with freshly made debt

By Chaminda Jayanetti

People switching from tax credits to Universal Credit could be hit with new debts due to the move, the Department for Work and Pensions has admitted. 484 more words

Reports

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Revealed: How Universal Credit could land households with freshly made debt

By Chaminda Jayanetti

People switching from tax credits to Universal Credit could be hit with new debts due to the move, the Department for Work and Pensions has admitted. 484 more words

Reports

Domestic violence and benefit cuts - a note for Mr Crabb

By Chaminda Jayanetti

Politicians like to talk about their “backstory”. It makes them seem normal, relatable, or so they hope. Even if their background is hopelessly out of touch from that of most people, there will usually be some difficulty, or tragedy, or hardship – real or perceived – that can be front-paged to hide the privilege beneath. 576 more words

Welfare