Friday, June 18, 2021

    Council wrong to reduce care expenses for two disabled women

    Essex County Council found to be in fault by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.

    Government ‘restricted access to sick pay’ for people isolating during Covid

    Senior government officials instructed to conceal how part of the furlough scheme could be used to access sick pay.
    Job application form.

    UK has ‘Covid employment gap’ of almost three million workers

    Fall in unemployment masks the number of workers either totally or partially furloughed.

    Living with Covid means improving sick pay

    UK government under pressure to increase sick pay and make it available to more low-income workers.
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    Union demands £12 an hour minimum wage

    Low income working people are being forced to "make use of food banks to survive".

    Covid-19 leaves half of people on Universal Credit behind on bills

    Thinktank cautions against withdrawing the £20 a week Universal Credit uplift in September 2021.

    100 people are dying every month after being refused benefits

    Serious concerns raised as delayed Government review sees 2,000 die after being rejected for benefits.
    A JobCentre Plus Office.

    Universal Credit rules aren’t ‘fit for real life’, say Citizens Advice

    Fix Universal Credit or risk irreparable Covid scarring, says Citizens Advice.

    UK has the smallest fiscal stimulus package of any G7 country

    Boris Johnson is "threatening the UK's recovery from Covid", say SNP.

    Call for an independent inquiry into benefit related claimant deaths

    Call comes after a BBC investigation found that 82 claimants have died after some alleged DWP activity.

    Report reveals strong public support for increasing social security benefits

    The Covid pandemic has shown us the importance of a properly funded social security system.
    Council housing in London.

    Britain’s housing system is ‘unaffordable, unfit, unstable and discriminatory’, say Shelter

    17.5 million adults in Britain have been negatively impacted by the ongoing housing crisis.

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