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The rollout of universal credit, the government’s flagship welfare reform, is fast emerging as a major political problem. The Observer reports that some 2.8 million homes will see their income cut when the new benefit system goes nationwide next year...

Job seekers are being urged under a new Morrison government scheme to take up work on farms or face losing their welfare payments for up to a month. Under the arrangements, farmers can register their job requirements, pay and conditions with the Nati...

From Wikipedia: Professor John Seddon, an author and occupational psychologist, began a campaign in January 2011 for an alternative way to deliver Universal Credit, arguing it wasn't possible to deliver high-variety services through "cheape...

A leaked cabinet briefing and a pair of former Prime Ministers have sent Universal Credit (UC) to the top of the news agenda again this week. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have reported that lone working age parents could be £200 a month...

Aspire Achieve Advance (3aaa) has ceased trading leaving a question mark over the apprenticeships of between 3,000 and 4,500 16 to 21-year-olds. 3aaa operates training centres across the country, including an office on Albert Road in M...

High street fashion outlet Coast entered administration last night, leading to the closure of 24 stores, including one on London's Oxford Street. 300 jobs are now at risk - another 600 had worked with the firm, but will be transferred to fellow retai...

The Times reports that firms working with claimants of universal credit claimant have had to sign contracts with publicity clauses preventing them from criticising Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey. 22 companies and charities engaging in...

Theresa May has refused to scrap her government’s controversial policy, despite reports almost one in two women taking part in the assessments say they have attempted suicide before or after the process. Work Capability Assessment. The Work Capa...

Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to warn about the impact Universal Credit is having on some of the most vulnerable people in Wales. Rebecca Evans said:  “Foodbank use in...

Former Conservative Prime Minister Sir John Major has criticised the government's key welfare reform, saying it could cause the Tories the same problems as the poll tax in the 1980s. On Wednesday, another former prime minister, Labour's Gordon Brown,...

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