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Landlords in Argyll and Bute are being offered free advice on how the transition from Housing Benefit to Universal Credit will affect them. With support from Argyll and Bute Council’s benefit unit, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will be h...

More news on housing from Communities Secretary James Brokenshire today as the Sun reports he will press ahead with plans to give renters minimum three-year tenancies. The idea was first floated in a government consultation paper last month … and bef...

Statistics have been released by the government detailing how many people who need support from benefits are being sanctioned. This means having their financial support cut or stopped entirely because they’re not able to do the things that are being...

Police are investigating after a man smashed a glass door at a benefits assessment centre in Barrow. A glass door has been smashed at the PIP centre in Dalton Road. The door at the PIP centre in Dalton Road was reported damaged at...

The U.K. reported its lowest unemployment rate in 43 years on Tuesday, but also a record drop in the number of EU nationals working in the country. Between April and June this year, unemployment dipped to 4 percent, which was the lowest level since b...

The Social Market Foundation is currently undertaking a major research project looking at benefit sanctions in the United Kingdom, updating and expanding the Independent Review of Sanctions that they undertook for Government in 2014. This resear...

Following the figures released today that show that the number of alcohol-related deaths in Northern Ireland is the highest on record, SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has said that we need to raise awareness of the pitfalls of alcohol misu...

Rail Fares Set to Jump

Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Rail fares are expected to rise by 3.5% in January, affecting millions of commuters. Although the exact figure will be announced tomorrow when official inflation statistics for July are published, economists are predicting that the Retail Prices Inde...

Labour Market Statistics Published The labour market statistics were published today by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Key points Labour Force Survey (LFS) unemployment increased over the quarter and decreased over the year The...

“The number of people in work has continued to edge ahead, though the employment rate was unchanged on the quarter. However, the number of vacancies is a new record high, while the unemployment rate is now at its lowest since the winter of 1974-75.”...

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