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Monthly data which covers topics such as employment, indices, exports and earnings. The Labour Force Survey estimates for the 3 months to February 2018     Employment rate Wales: The employment rate in Wales was 73.0 per cent. This is...

Loan sharks face a fresh crackdown today (25 April), with more funding to tackle unlawful lending, and an increase in the amount of money seized from loan sharks to support those most vulnerable to their nasty tactics.    For the first time...

A grandmother from Teesside has recently been told that she will not face a custodial sentence, as a court case that has been hanging over her for years finally ended on 14 March. Gillian Edwards is 62-year-old mother of three, who had been claiming...

Outsourcing giant Capita has sought to raise £700m, as it implements a restructuring programme aimed to return it to the black. This follows its report yesterday of an annual loss of over £500m. Capita provides services to the DWP such as...

A carer who looks after his blind partner said the couple may have to 'split up' after claiming their benefits have been cut. Martin Johnson, who is a full-time carer for his partner Graham Atkinson, said the couple are £700 worse off per month...

The Work and Pensions Committee publishes the Government response to its two reports on PIP and ESA Assessments. The response has also been produced in Easy read. Commenting on the Government's response being published today, Rt Hon Frank Field...

Work and Pensions Committee Tuesday 24 April 2018 Meeting starts at 9.30am AGENDA Subject: Universal Credit rollout Witnesses: Kit Malthouse, MP, Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance

Simple Payment, which allowed people without a bank account to collect benefit or pension payments, was replaced by the Payment Exception Service on 29 March 2018. Ahead of the introduction of the Payment Exception Service, people using Simple Paymen...

It’s less than two weeks until the European Commission unveils its long-term budget proposal, and politicians, bureaucrats, corporations and advocacy groups are all manoeuvring to get their slice of the pie.  The European Commission aims t...

Universal basic income is generating considerable interest these days, from Bernie Sanders, who says he is “absolutely sympathetic” to the idea, to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and other tech billionai...

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ABCorgdotnet Employment, Unemployment and Economic Inactivity in Wales - Association of Pensions & Benefits Claimants CIC https://t.co/2dalyQYD8A
ABCorgdotnet Loan Sharks Face Crackdown in Northern Ireland - Association of Pensions & Benefits Claimants CIC https://t.co/8WTzD37EIP
ABCorgdotnet 62-Year-Old Woman Narrowly Avoids Prison After Benefits Mix-Up - Association of Pensions & Benefits Claimants CIC https://t.co/EZfTKtCERE
ABCorgdotnet DWP Supplier Capita Seeks to Raise 700m After Huge Losses - Association of Pensions & Benefits Claimants CIC https://t.co/RjdxSpoDoy
ABCorgdotnet Carer and Blind Partner Considering Living Apart After Struggling On Universal Credit - Association of Pensions & B… https://t.co/mRGUbAk5Zh