Figures show link between benefit re-assessments and suicides, MP says

April 27, 2017 admin 0

Labour’s Diana Johnson said the figures cast doubt on claims that there is no link between suicide and welfare re-assessments, with DWP carrying out the […]

Private firms barred from role in Scottish benefits system

April 27, 2017 admin 0

Private companies will not carry out assessments for Scotland’s newly-devolved benefits, the social security minister has announced.  Jeane Freeman ruled out the involvement of private […]

Epping Citizens Advice Bureau welcome review on benefits

April 26, 2017 admin 0

A CHARITY is welcoming a second review into disability payments to make the system “better.” Epping Forest Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB), in Hemnall Street, support […]

Police officer jailed for benefits fraud

April 23, 2017 admin 0

A police officer who lied to cover up a £20,000 benefit fraud has been jailed. PC Steven Cook, 38, of West Midlands Police admitted to […]

Benefit cuts cause food bank crisis

April 23, 2017 admin 0

Food banks are being put under intense strain after recent disability benefit cuts led to a surge in users. Changes to Employment and Support Allowances […]

PIP system creates a great deal of stress (letter)

April 19, 2017 admin 0

THE article on the loss of disability payments contained some interesting and revealing statistics (The Press, April 17). As many people will know, the Disability […]