Archive: Welfare Reforms

Free school meals are likely to increase the cost of universal credit

Universal credit cost jumps amid free school meals 'fiasco'

Iain Duncan Smith's department faces renewed mockery over its universal credit "fiasco" after it emerged the cost of the reform could increase by up to £750 million.

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  • "Welfare reforms will penalise the vulnerable and divide society" warns Unite

    Britain’s largest union, Unite, today (Wednesday, 1 February) urged MPs to oppose the Welfare Reform Bill, warning that it will hit low paid working people, push over 200,000 thousand children into poverty and leave some families with as little as 62p per person per day to live on.

  • CPAG: Surviving welfare reform

    Manchester: Thursday 5 September 2013: Due to demand, and to ensure accessibility to as many people as possible, we are now hosting our Welfare Rights Conference in both the North and South of the country. We hope that this will give more people the opportunity to attend, keeping travel and accommodation costs to a minimum.

  • CPAG: Introduction to welfare rights

    This week-long course is aimed at advisers, social workers, probation workers, health and housing workers and others new to welfare benefit advice work. This course is designed to give participants an understanding of the structure of the benefit and tax credit system, ability to identify the issues that may affect entitlement and an appreciation of the importance of advice and advocacy. The emphasis is on tackling benefit questions through case studies, including how to calculate entitlements, and providing participants with the chance to practise using CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.

  • Breast Cancer Care responds to MPs' rejection of House of Loards amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill

    Responding to MPs’ rejection of the House of Lords’ amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill in the House of Commons today (Wednesday 1 February 2012), Liz Carroll, Director of Policy and Research at Breast Cancer Care said:

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