Posts tagged ‘Work and Pensions’

UK’s six million unpaid carers failed by ‘complex’ benefits system

A committee of MPs has said there need to be changes to the benefits system so that carers to be referred quickly to the services they need.

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Continue Reading September 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm 2 comments

New bill commits to eradication of child poverty by 2020

Yvette Cooper introduced legislation in the Commons yesterday that puts the government’s commitment to end child poverty by 2020 on a statutory basis.

Continue Reading July 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm 1 comment

Tories question effectiveness of welfare reform policy

Shadow Leader of the House Alan Duncan launched an attack on the government’s flagship welfare reform policy Pathway to Work during business statements yesterday.

Continue Reading July 10, 2009 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

New job vacancies ‘filled by migrant workers’ claims former minister

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Yvette Cooper has restated the government’s commitment to reducing the number of incapacity benefit claimants.

Continue Reading June 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

MPs clash over gender pay gap among government staff

The Government must do more to narrow the gender pay gap amongst its own staff, a Tory MP has said.

Continue Reading June 29, 2009 at 9:17 am 1 comment

Triumph for opposition MP as autism bill moves forward with government support

A bill that would require an adult autism strategy and statutory guidance has passed all its Commons stages.

Continue Reading June 22, 2009 at 4:34 pm 1 comment

War veterans petition for changes to council tax benefit

£1.5 billion of Council Tax Benefit is left unclaimed by pensioners each year.

Continue Reading May 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

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