London’s mayor Boris Johnson has had to perform a humiliating climb-down, after promising on live television that the seven inaccessible stations on London’s £15 billion Crossrail scheme would be made step-free.Johnson appeared to signal the sudden...
West - Welfare Society Territory 100 days on: why the 'bedroom tax' isn't working West - Welfare Society Territory The same fate has become of the social benefits designed to help tenants with disabilities and those living in poverty.
Most landlords will be able to rehouse less than a fifth of tenants affected by the bedroom tax in the year following its introduction. Two third of landlords who took part in a Chartered Institute of Housing/Circle Housing Group survey said they would be unable to help any more than 20 per cent of their tenants downsize as a result of the under-occupation penalty, commonly known as the 'bedroom tax'.
In the last few days, the economic case for austerity has been dealt more than one significant blow. The IMF has warned George Osborne that he is ‘playing with fire’ and an academic paper which had ostensibly given the policy great legitimacy has been shown to be fatally undermined by mathematical and statistical errors.
A disabled woman who claims she lost the use of her last kidney because of harassment from her local jobcentre during an emergency blood transfusion is taking legal action against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The cruellest thing about the benefits cap is not that it could make thousands of people homeless or force more families to depend on food banks (three of these open every week). It’s that it’s not really about people on benefits at all.
Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne urged the government to stop wasting taxpayers' money today after uncovering figures showing appeals against disability benefit refusals has more than trebled to £66 million over four years.