Archive: Benefits

Many pensioners were concerned the mistake left them vulnerable to identity theft

DWP apologises for pension error

The government has apologised for errors which led to the confidential banking details of thousands of pensioners being mailed to the wrong addresses.

  • Single mums are the focus of Tony Blair's social exclusion drive

    'New approach' needed on social exclusion

    The government must take a "new approach" to people whose addictions or dysfunctional family life mean they will never achieve their potential, Tony Blair has said.

  • Campaign wants government to increase child benefit levels

    Child benefit raise 'urgently needed'

    The government needs to spend £1.7 billion more every year to lift children out of poverty and give them a better start in life, a leading campaigning group has claimed.

  • Official figures show £2 billion of pensions credit is still unclaimed

    £2bn pensions credit still unclaimed

    The government has insisted it is committed to increasing the take-up of the pensions credit after new figures show up to £2 billion still remains unclaimed.


    Tax credit reforms welcomed

    Plans to reform the tax credit system to make it more flexible and reduce the scope for overpayments have been broadly welcomed by campaigners.

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