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GPs vote against the Work Capability Assessment

GPs vote against the Work Capability Assessment

GPs have voted unanimously in favour of scrapping the work capability assessment (WCA). At the annual GPs’ conference in Liverpool, […]

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Lone Parent unemployment steadies. But expect big rises in the coming months

Lone Parent unemployment steadies. But expect big rises in the coming months

Lone Parents mirrored other groups in May’s Unemployment figures, falling slightly (-0.65) on the previous months although up 4% on […]

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New research makes case for specialist support for Lone Parents trying to get back to work

New research makes case for specialist support for Lone Parents trying to get back to work

A new piece of research provides damning evidence that Lone Parents can get little support when looking for work. And […]

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Child benefit proposals are "political disaster"

Child benefit proposals are "political disaster"

Frank Haskew, the head of the ICAEW Tax Faculty, has warned that the Coalition Government’s child benefit proposals are highly […]

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Child benefit proposals are “political disaster”

Child benefit proposals are "political disaster"

Frank Haskew, the head of the ICAEW Tax Faculty, has warned that the Coalition Government’s child benefit proposals are highly […]

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Government warns claimants of changes to benefit system

Government warns claimants of changes to benefit system

The Government has written to all households which may be affect by the new caps introduced on benefit payments. The […]

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WCA: unconditional support cases increase

WCA: unconditional support cases increase

New figures show the proportion of disabled people found eligible for unconditional support under the ​fitness for work regime is […]

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Drug tests for new benefit claimants

Drug tests for new benefit claimants

The legislation which requires new applicants of welfare to undergo drugs test has been voted in… Relax…. this has been […]

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Absent parents owe CSA and their children 5-figure sums

Absent parents owe CSA and their children 5-figure sums

Government’s pledge on child maintenance arrears as new figures show thousands of CSA parents owe 5-figure sums The CSA Quarterly […]

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Councils’ will help to shape Universal Credit

Councils’ will help to shape Universal Credit

Freud: councils’ chance to shape Universal Credit Local authorities will have a role in shaping and delivering Universal Credit, Lord […]

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