Of 49 claimant deaths reviewed by the DWP, 10 took place while the department was withholding their benefits. Activists say the victims were...
Saturday 6th Jun 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Two different freedom of information requests have exposed the shocking toll of benefits sanctions on the lives of Britain’s most vulnerable, writes ANITA BELLOWS
posted by Morning Star in Features
Across the country we are seeing austerity economics at its cruellest – the deliberate targeting by the state of the poorest in society in order to pay for the mistakes, corruption and greed of the richest, writes MIKE QUILLE
Thursday 28th May 2015
Report confirms wages an average 31% lower
Saturday 23rd May 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
CIVIL servants overwhelmingly rejected a call to distance themselves from anti-sanctions protests yesterday, after it was alleged that activists had “intimidated” benefit clerks.Jobcentre workers in Sheffield put a motion to PCS conference suggesting that protests in...
Friday 22nd May 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
HATED employment minister Esther McVey was sensationally sanctioned by voters in her Merseyside constituency yesterday morning.
The Wirral West MP zealously fronted policies such as the bedroom tax and benefit sanctions during three years as a minister at the Department for Work and...
Saturday 9th May 2015
CHARLOTTE HUGHES uncovers the appalling story of a young mother punished for avoiding a violent partner, and exposes the tricks used to rob jobseekers of their rightful benefits.
Tuesday 5th May 2015
Minister McVey’s murky rent affairs hit spotlight
Monday 4th May 2015
A MAN who suffered a heart attack after being stripped of benefits demanded an apology yesterday from Tory minister Esther McVey.
Kevin Griffin, 59, of Salford in Greater Manchester had his jobseeker’s allowance stopped by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) because he...
Friday 1st May 2015
GREENS leader Natalie Bennett yesterday blasted benefit sanctions as “morally indefensible” after foodbank demand was shown to have soared.
Speaking in Sheffield, she said the Tories’ “punitive” policy of stripping unemployed people of cash would never...
Thursday 23rd Apr 2015