Category - welfare

  • October 31, 2013

    The e-government petition promoted by WOW (War on Welfare), and backed by Ekklesia and a whole range of advocacy groups and individuals online, is about to reach 75,000 signatories - but needs another push by 12 December 2013 to cross the vital 100,000 threshold.

  • October 29, 2013
  • October 28, 2013

    British Christian leaders have criticised Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, for failing to apologise on behalf of the government for misrepresenting the poor.

  • October 24, 2013

    David Cameron has expressed considerable sympathy for the plight of young professionals, in secure jobs and earning good incomes, who are unable to get on to the property ladder, or climb up to the next rung. He has personally championed Help to Buy, even bringing forward stage two of the policy so that people did not have to wait for the help he felt they so badly needed.

  • October 23, 2013

    The government’s benefit cap is struggling to deliver its objectives of saving taxpayers’ money and encouraging people into work

  • September 28, 2013

    The Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, David Ison, has lead prayers at a multifaith act of remembrance for people who have died or suffered as a result of UK cuts.

  • September 16, 2013

    Benefit cheats will face sentences of up to 10 years, director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer QC has threatened. While punishing fraud by claimants – and frightening people who are honest but fear being targeted – will be popular with parts of the public, the lack of a sense of proportion is worrying.

  • August 12, 2013

    Research from the Local Government Association (LGA) in England has highlighted the true destruction and dislocation caused by UK welfare cuts.

  • June 13, 2013

    The Church of Scotland has defended people living in poverty, and those who need benefits to live, against the lies regularly told about them.

  • April 29, 2013

    The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has urged better-off pensioners not to claim payments such as the winter fuel allowance, free bus pass and TV licence.