benefit

  • March 25, 2013

    Do you go to church on Sundays? Do you have young children who need you to look after them on Saturdays, or adult caring responsibilities for even a few hours a week? If you lose your job in the UK, you might be punished with destitution.

  • January 7, 2013

    The chief executives of 23 major British charities say the government must make sure increases in benefit rates at least reflect rises in the cost of living.

  • November 4, 2012

    The government's decision to freeze child benefit between 2011 and 2014 will cost families with two children more than £400, TUC analysis reveals.

  • January 14, 2012

    Many people have not yet realised the full impact of housing benefit and other welfare reforms threatening further hardship for those already disadvantaged. On political if not humanitarian grounds, the government would do well to stop targeting those in greatest need, says Savi Hensman, examining the specific issue of housing benefit.

  • July 5, 2011

    Government ministers may have seen analysis showing proposed changes to welfare benefits could make 40,000 families homeless.