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Former TV presenter has said use of food banks is 'right' and benefit sanctions 'teach' job seekers to look for work seriously.
The former TV…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2018 at 13:10
More than a million calls to a helpline for the government’s universal credit benefit scheme were abandoned without being answered, new figures have shown.
A Labour MP suggested that many claimants were giving up and going without the means-tested welfare payments because staff were unable to cope with the volume of calls.
Almost one in eight calls to the helpline ended without the caller receiving an answer. Some claimants may have called several…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2018 at 13:07
Prime Minister accused of 'using spin rather than understanding and solving the problem'
Britain's statistics watchdog is considering an investigation into comments made by Theresa May following complaints that they misrepresented the extent of homelessness.
The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) confirmed concerns had been raised after the Prime…Continue
Posted on December 15, 2017 at 11:50
Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdog
Homelessness is now a serious risk for working families with stable jobs who cannot find somewhere affordable to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords seeking higher rents, the local government ombudsman has warned.
Posted on December 15, 2017 at 11:47