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New Training Courses in Devon

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

In response to the upcoming roll-out of Universal Credit and other recent changes to the benefit system, Citizens Advice Devon, in partnership with Devon Communities Together, has launched a series of new training courses for organisations and indivi...

As he leaves the civil service after 40 years, Sir Robert Devereux, outgoing permanent secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions, reflects on complicated projects, how to lead large organisations and facing select committees.  From Civil...

People in the lowest income quartile in the EU are going without fresh fruit and vegetables to save, and a higher proportion are buying cheaper cuts of meat or buying less meat because of money concerns. This practice is occurring throughout Europe,...

Time is running out to spend your old £10 notes, as the 1 March deadline is approaching. In 10 days time shops, post offices and local banks will no longer be legally required to accept the old notes.   However, if you end up finding an ol...

Andrea Westwater admitted stealing electric toothbrushes, cosmetics and toiletries from the Tesco store at the Kingsway West retail park on February 14. Solicitor advocate Jim Laverty told the court his client had stolen the items after she “ga...

Summary Unsuitable advice During our ongoing inquiry into pension freedom and choice we received worrying evidence regarding financial advice provided to members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS). BSPS members have, over the past year, been...

Northwich Campaigner Gets MP's Backing

Saturday 17 February, 2018

Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury has pledged his backing to a Northwich benefits campaigner whose tragic story mirrors that of a real-life Daniel Blake. Barbara Dean and her husband Bill ran a successful taxi and minibus service company up until 1997. Bi...

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Department for Work and Pensions reminded loved-up couples receiving benefits to declare their living arrangements.  It said that people claiming to be living alone, when they weren’t,...

An increase in the number of people dying in hospital with a diagnosis of malnutrition has prompted understandable concern. One leading charity has described the figures as “shocking.” But as Myer Glickman explains, many factors other tha...

More than £100 million has been spent by the Department for Work and Pensions on administering reviews and appeals against disability benefits in little more than two years, new figures show.  This is in addition to the tens of m...

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