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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...

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...

In one letter, Esther McVey misleads us seven times over the DWP’s impact on minorities.

Anoosh Chalkelian The former Work and Pensions Secretary’s deeply disingenuous resignation letter ignores reality, in three boastful sentences. Esther McVey on Downing Street as she resigns over the Brexit deal. GETTY Work and tensions secretary. Esther McVey, the...

County lines drug trade puts rural hospitals on knife crime frontline.

Sarah Marsh  @sloumarsh Rural hospitals need more support to deal with the growing number of young people arriving at major trauma units and A&Es owing to violence linked to the drug trade, charities and doctors have said. County lines drug dealing involves urban...

Benefits – Thousands have died after being found fit for work, DWP figures show.

Patrick Butler  Social policy editor. Nearly 90 people a month are dying after being declared fit for work, according to new data that has prompted campaigners and Labour leadership contenders to call for an overhaul of the government’s welfare regime.  Statistics...

‘I was trained to get Universal Credit claimants off the phone.

Bayard Tarpley worked at a Universal Credit call centre for two years Former Universal Credit case manager Bayard Tarpley writes about his experience working in its Grimsby call centre for two years. Have you ever wondered if the service person on the end of the phone...
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