Category - social fund

  • November 10, 2017

    End Child Poverty coalition says the collapse of the availability of interest free credit through the Government’s Social Fund may be a significant factor contributing to families having to use high cost credit to pay for household essentials.  

  • January 25, 2012

    A series of further amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill are being discussed at the end of the WRB report stage in the House of Lords today.

    The two key amendments are as follows:


  • January 25, 2012

    The government has been desperately lobbying behind the scenes to try to avoid further defeats on its controversial welfare bill in the Lords today.

  • January 11, 2012

    The government is proposing to cut the Social Fund, which provides emergency support for poor, sick and vulnerable people in desperate need.