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The rape clause shows Tories are still the Nasty Party.

On any level, the  rape clause is an abomination. The idea of compelling victims of rape to revisit the experience and compile evidence in order to claim benefits is simply inhumane, not least to the children so identified. 1,096 more words

Universal Credit: Getting the rent in.

The changeover to the new combined benefit, Universal Credit (UC)which can include an element for housing costs is continuing. Meaning more people are receiving help towards their rent through UC, rather than the old Housing Benefit. 350 more words

Universal Credit

Tax credit cuts: the impact on families

Agnes Norris Keiller is a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and works in the Income, Work and Welfare sector. She currently works on projects related to the income distribution and the labour market. 744 more words

Society

DR UK raise “hidden” 55% ESA cut for under 25 year olds with Minister

Disability Rights UK has written to the Minister for Disabled People to raise concern about three significant “hidden” welfare benefit cuts to disabled people. Read extract from letter The welfare benefit cuts are: a 55% per week reduction in the rate of Employment and Support Allowance/Universal Credit for under 25 year olds; full-time disabled students […] 6 more words

DR UK raise “hidden” 55% ESA cut for under 25 year olds with Minister

Disability Rights UK has written to the Minister for Disabled People to raise concern about three significant “hidden” welfare benefit cuts to disabled people.

Read extract from letter… 839 more words

DWP

7,585 families have their weekly housing benefit cut to just 50p per week

Housing Benefit was introduced many years ago to help people who were struggling to pay their rents.  More now than ever before is it needed, as house prices spiral out of control.  192 more words

Housing

CPAG legal challenge - do you have a client affected by the two child limit to tax credits/ universal credit?

Do you have any clients who will be affected by the recent legislative changes to Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit due to come into effect 6 April 2017? 270 more words

Welfare Benefits