welfare reform

  • March 28, 2011

    A UK government review of local authority duties has raised further fears about the future of social services, says Savi Hensman/ Yet, against a background of harsh spending cuts, this is also an opportunity for people and civil society organisations - including churches and faith bodies - to declare whether they believe that children and adults should be able to get the support they need.

  • December 7, 2010

    A new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that children living in poverty in working households in the UK have increased to 2.1 million – the highest on record.

  • November 26, 2010

    Conservative peer Howard Flight has been accused of showing “the Tories' true colours” after he said that benefit reforms would encourage poorer people to "breed".

  • November 18, 2010

    One of the Church of Scotland’s most senior ministers has invited the Chancellor to come north of the Border on a “fact-finding mission” about welfare reform.

  • October 6, 2009

    There are some politicians who, if given a choice between attacking powerful people and attacking vulnerable people, find it much easier to choose the latter.