People hit by the hated Bedroom Tax are choosing between eating and heating, with three quarters cutting back on food bills, according to a new report.
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Nine months on from the implementation of the bedroom tax, Gloria Roberts looks at the impact it’s had so far.
A Bristol woman who suffered severe pain due to slipped discs in her back and neck has taken her own life after having her benefits stopped.
Rising sanctions will mean ministers blow the trumpet – but we could be forcing people through the safety net
Tom MacInnes of the New Policy Institute looks at the number of sanctions imposed on recipients of Jobseeker’s Allowance.
As someone who joined the Labour Party under John Major’s period as Prime Minister, I find it odd to agree with his comments on Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms.
A new council-run foodbank in Hounslow has rules stating they will not give food to people with “chaotic lifestyles” or those who have had benefits sanctioned.
The poor will be the hardest hit in the long-term by the economic downturn as a result of the government’s changes to the benefits system, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).