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Esther McVey becomes DWP minister: Four alarming statements she's made about people on benefits - The Independent

Former TV presenter has said use of food banks is 'right' and benefit sanctions 'teach' job seekers to look for work seriously.Esther McVey's appointment as Work and Pensions Secretary has been met with a backlash from MPs and campaigners over previous comments she has made in the past about benefit claimants.The former TV presenter once claimed that the use of food banks…See More
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Families with stable jobs at risk of homelessness in Britain, report finds - Guardian

Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdogHomelessness 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.Michael King said nurses, taxi drivers, hospitality staff and council workers were among those assisted by his…See More
Dec 15, 2017
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NHS bosses sound alarm over hospitals already running at 99% capacity - The Guardian

Bed shortages prompting concern for patient safety even before onset of winter weather and anticipated major flu outbreak Health policy editorThursday 7 December 2017 00.01 GMTHospitals are already as much as 99% full as the NHS braces itself for the winter – far over the 85% limit experts say must be maintained to protect patient safety.Hospital…See More
Dec 7, 2017
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Survey reveals impact of proposed funding cuts on women fleeing abuse - The Guardian

Women’s Aid says 39% of refuges will have to close in England under plans to remove supported housing from welfare systemMore than 4,000 vulnerable women and children fleeing domestic abuse will be unable to access a refuge if government plans to remove guaranteed funding for the service go ahead, an emergency survey has found.In a survey of refuge services in England by Women’s Aid, 39% said they would have to close for good if they lost the funding,…See More
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Josef K Kafka commented on Joanne Beaumont's blog post Half of NHS hospitals say care has worsened in past year - Alex Matthews-King, The Independent
"One trusts that plans are afoot to open special courts to try members of this Government on charges of "Manslaughter", GBH, child abuse and modern slavery when they are finally democratically deposed and held to account."
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Esther McVey becomes DWP minister: Four alarming statements she's made about people on benefits - The Independent

Former TV presenter has said use of food banks is 'right' and benefit sanctions 'teach' job seekers to look for work seriously.

Esther McVey's appointment as Work and Pensions Secretary has been met with a backlash from MPs and campaigners over previous comments she has made in the past about benefit claimants.

The former TV…

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Posted on January 10, 2018 at 13:10

A million callers to universal credit helpline get no answer - The Times

Universal credit was also at the centre of controversy when users were charged 55p a minute to use the helpline

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…

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Posted on January 10, 2018 at 13:07

Theresa May faces investigation after 'misleading Parliament about scale of homelessness' - Independent

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…

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Posted on December 15, 2017 at 11:50

Families with stable jobs at risk of homelessness in Britain, report finds - Guardian

Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdog

Doors to rooms at a temporary accommodation block in Lambeth, south London

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.

Michael…

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Posted on December 15, 2017 at 11:47

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