Analysis: The DWP's Universal Credit propaganda tells you everything you need to know about this government
The DWP have spent £250,000 on an advert attempting to depict criticism of Universal Credit as fake news – it’s symbolic of just how dire this Tory Government truly is, Ben Wray finds
WHAT do you do with a policy that’s creating destitution and misery, is widely despised and has just been compared by the UN’s poverty expert to a modern version of “the nineteenth century workhouse”?
Do you increase its funding? Do you devise a new policy? Do you accept its problems and seek to fix it? Do you ask the UN poverty expert for his counsel on how to address it?
SNP conference condemns the Tories over not allowing Universal Credit split payments
SNP members have backed a motion at their Spring conference condemning the UK Government for refusing to introduce split payments for Universal Credit, despite the combined payment policy having a negative impact on victims of domestic violence
Sean Cudden: The 6 themes my research uncovered about experiences of the benefits system
Sean Cudden, Masters student and welfare rights activist, summarises the key findings of his research on what users of the benefits system in Scotland think about it. That research has informed our series on One Person’s Journey Through the Benefits System.
‘If it weren’t for bedroom tax mitigation they’d be trying to evict me’
'So why haven't you killed yourself?': One person's journey through the benefits system Part 2 of 3
Three part series on one person’s journey through the benefits system.
IN PART 2, Anne has to deal with changes to the benefits system introduced by the Tory-Liberal Coalition Government in 2010.
Read Part 1 here.
Part 2 – The Change: ‘So why haven’t you killed yourself?’
One person's journey through the benefits system: Part 1 of 3
Sean Cudden, a Masters student and welfare rights activist, presents the first of a three part of series of one person’s journey through the benefits system based an interview with benefit claimant Anne from Glasgow, who’s harrowing story is told in her words
Six months wait: SNP MP demands promised disability back-payments are made following Universal Credit move
The Severe Disability Premium thousands of disabled claimants have been missing out on for six months is worth £64.30 per week
SNP MP Carol Monaghan has written to DWP Secretary Amber Rudd for a second time calling on her to immediately initiate disability back-payments which had been promised by the previous DWP head, but six months later have not been delivered.
Neil McLeod: Want proof austerity is about putting the poor in their place? Look at the benefits appeals system
CommonSpace columnist and former welfare rights worker Neil McLeod looks at the benefits appeals system, which has skyrocketed in cost to the government due to the huge number of appeals being lodged against incompetent and callous DWP sanctions
SNP MP brands UK Government ‘reckless and heartless’ as figures reveal nearly £200m spent fighting disability benefit appeals
SNP MP joins disability and poverty campaigners in denouncing the Tories’ approach to welfare amid newly uncovered figures
ALISON THEWLISS, SNP MP for Glasgow Central, has accused the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) of being “intent on refusing people at every turn”, after it emerged nearly £200m in five years was spent fighting appeals by rejected disability benefit claimants.