Minding Money needs your help!

Our Welfare Benefits Advice Service are looking for volunteers to assist on their new project, Minding Money.

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Atos and Capita apologise to disabled people over fitness to work tests

Protesters with posters outside the Dept of Work & Pensions

Campaigners have demonstrated against the tests

Government contractors Capita and Atos apologised tonight over bungled disability tests. 538 more words


Minimum Income Guarantee - Something for the UK?

Very interesting. Facebook today, has as usual, got me thinking and given me somethig to write about.

The little gem I have just been reading a fascinating article on ‘Minimum Income Guarantee’ (MIG). 677 more words


Vox Political: Osbo Gets Mock Blue Plaque for Being a Benefit Scrounger

This is a fine bit of political satire. Apparently one justly annoyed resident is going to put up a mock Blue Plaque – the commemorative plaques placed on the homes of famous people – to show the nation how Osborne got £100,000 off the taxpayer for having a second home while he lived in Tatton. 35 more words


I am please Lord Freud doesn't think it was "unnecessary scaremongering" to voice concerns about the LHA cap in specialist supported housing

I am pleased that the Welfare Minister, Lord Freud, has said that he is looking at providing protection for vulnerable people who will be impacted negatively by the cap on benefits to Local Housing Allowance. 131 more words


Purposive Approach to 2004 Citizens Directive: Supreme Court Rules No Entitlement to Welfare Benefits For Economically Inactive EU Citizens in the UK

The Supreme Court has just recently  notified the very  interesting  case of  Mirga (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent); UKSC 1… 4,299 more words

Human Rights

Mixed news for specialist supported housing

A mixed day for specialised supported housing:

The government has announced that the 1% cut in rents it had intended to impose of specialist supported housing services has been deferred, and it will review it again in 2017. 136 more words