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Amber Rudd condemns UN poverty report in combative return to frontline politics.

New work and pensions secretary dismisses ‘disappointing’ study of UK. Peter Walker Political correspondent. Amber Rudd has used her first appearance in the House of Commons as work and pensions secretary to condemn a UN inquiry into poverty in the UK over what she...

Property Market – London.

UK house prices fell by an average of £5,000 in November, according to website Rightmove, the largest November drop since 2012. The biggest declines were seen in London, where typical asking prices fell by over £10,000. According to Rightmove data, a reluctance on the...

DWP: Universal Credit claimants ‘suicidal’ due to stress and hardship, Teesside researcher finds.

Home NewsTeesside NewsTeesside University. By Mike Brown. Dr Mandy Cheetham, a researcher from Teesside University, led the study of 33 claimants. The stress of making a Universal Credit claim has left some people considering suicide, a new study has claimed. Dr Mandy...

BENEFITS BUNGLE – Mum shocked after ‘being paid just £6 on Universal Credit then handed leaflet on how to budget’.

By James Cox 18th November 2018, 12:00 am Updated: 18th November 2018, 6:39 a Vonny LeClerc said her 55-year-old mother cried after being given the paltry amount. A MUM was handed just six quid in Universal Credit, and then handed a leaflet on budgeting, her daughter...

Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts.

By Hugh Pym  Health editor. Health A major UK home care provider, offering support to 13,000 older and disabled people, is seeking to transfer or sell all its contracts to other providers. Allied Healthcare was warned this month by the care regulator about its...

Exclusive: universal credit linked to suicide risk, says study.

Research for Gateshead council finds system increases depression and anxiety. Patrick Butler Social policy editor Thu 15 Nov 2018 15.46 GMT. Universal credit has become a serious threat to public health, doctors have said, after a study revealed that the stress of...
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