EFFORTS to make the government reveal how many people have died after being wrongly declared “fit for work” were branded “disgusting” yesterday by witchfinder general Iain Duncan Smith.
The Work and Pensions Secretary snubbed questions in the Commons about the...
Wednesday 24th Jun 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Lamiat Sabin
A GRIEVING mother was ordered to pay back £41.36 for her dead son’s overpaid benefits to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), it was revealed yesterday.
Rachel Degaetano received the letter last week after 21-year-old Chae Bennett...
Monday 15th Jun 2015
DELAYS in assessing disabled people for benefits have been “unacceptably long,” the Prime Minister said yesterday.
David Cameron made the admission after newly elected Labour MP Peter Dowd raised the issue in the Commons.
Bootle MP Mr Dowd said: “Last...
Thursday 11th Jun 2015
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
IAIN DUNCAN SMITH fell foul of the courts yet again yesterday when a judge ruled that delays paying new benefits to two disabled claimants were both “unacceptable” and “unlawful.”
The High Court was told at a recent hearing that vulnerable people had been forced...
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
In the wake of a devastating election result, CHARLOTTE HUGHES encounters fear and defiance from claimants at her local jobcentre
Monday 18th May 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
A new trial at Ashton jobcentre is seeing lone parents being branded ‘troubled families’ and referred to social services, writes CHARLOTTE HUGHES
Friday 27th Mar 2015
For hundreds of thousands of poor people, the DWP’s despotic regime of universal credit is a nightmare they can’t wake from, writes CHARLOTTE HUGHES
Thursday 12th Mar 2015
Saturday 7th Mar 2015
Single mums and pregnant women are facing particular injustice at the hands of advisers intent on reducing benefit claims at any cost, says Charlotte Hughes
Saturday 21st Feb 2015