benefit cuts

  • April 1, 2013

    A petition calling for government minister Iain Duncan Smith to live at the poverty level he is helping impose on others has gone viral across the internet.

  • March 27, 2013

    Four out of 10 families with children have cut down on food to help pay for their housing costs during the past year, says Shelter.

  • 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.

  • March 23, 2013

    Government figures released yesterday (22 March) show a sharp increase in the number of homeless families over the past year.

  • February 25, 2013

    Channel 4 television's respected 'Dispatches' series will carry a programme on Disability Living Allowance at 8pm tonight (Monday 25 February). It is entitled, perhaps rather sweepingly and unhelpfully, 'Britain on Benefits'. Nonetheless, it will be important viewing.

  • February 4, 2013

    Housing Justice has launched a new campaign website where people facing welfare cuts tell their stories of hardship and coping with the changes.

  • January 27, 2013

    Oxfam Scotland has backed a report by Dr Jim McCormick and SCVO on the impact of social security cuts, saying they will increase poverty.

  • January 14, 2013

    In January last year (2012) I predicted that thousands of disabled people would lose their Motability vehicles under the Government’s draft criteria for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), set to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) under the Welfare Reform Act. When the Government published the final version of the criteria recently, it turned out that the reality is far, far worse than we could have imagined. That is one of the harsh realities of the We Are Spartacus 'Emergency - Stop' report and campaign launched today.

  • January 10, 2013

    The UK government’s Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill will hit even seriously ill people and their families, specialists have pointed out. The controversial measure involves limiting increases in most working-age benefits to one per cent a year for three years from 2013-14 – a drop in real terms, since the cost of living is rising considerably faster.

  • January 9, 2013

    Government claims that disabled people have been protected in the government's Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill are untrue, say critics of the measure.