Welfare Weekly Newsletter 21 April 2019

21 April 2019 — Welfare Weekly

DWP spend £120 MILLION trying to deny sick and disabled people benefitsDWP spend £120 MILLION trying to deny sick and disabled people benefits

At least 70% of benefit appeals are overturned at tribunal in favour of claimants.

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DWP kept damning Universal Credit research 'secret' for 18 monthsDWP kept damning Universal Credit research ‘secret’ for 18 months

The research found that the majority of former tax credit claimants were struggling to cope under the new benefits system.

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Lone parents vow to take two-child benefit limit to the supreme courtLone parents vow to take two-child benefit limit to the supreme court

Court of Appeal recognised that children in families with more than two children were prejudicially affected by the policy.

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Children's life expectancy slips below their parents for the first time since records beganChildren’s life expectancy slips below their parents for the first time since records began

New film challenges people to take control of their health and wellbeing.

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Youth services slashed by 70% since 2010, say LabourYouth services slashed by 70% since 2010, say Labour

Austerity is “tearing the heart out of our communities”, says Jeremy Corbyn.

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London's poverty hotspots revealed in new online toolLondon’s poverty hotspots revealed in new online tool

One in seven low-income families in London say they can’t afford to pay their bills.

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State pension age changes risk widening social inequalities, says thinktankState pension age changes risk widening social inequalities, says thinktank

State Pension reforms risk exacerbating social inequalities, rather than alleviate them.

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Teachers warn of 'significant increase' in child povertyTeachers warn of ‘significant increase’ in child poverty

“Some students have mentioned that they have not had any food for two days.

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Children with special needs missing out on £1.2bn in vital funding, says unionChildren with special needs missing out on £1.2bn in vital funding, says union

Local authorities across England are facing SEND funding shortfalls of a staggering 93%.

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