Nick Clegg has come under fire for taking a holiday as benefit reforms kick in leaving struggling households facing shrinking incomes.
Benefits claimants should be banned from spending their state handouts on cigarettes and booze, a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
Sheffield MP Nick Clegg has announced almost 1,000 two-year-olds are to benefit from free childcare a year early.
East Riding residents whose working tax credits end in April are advised that they may now be entitled to housing and/or council tax benefit.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering benefit and money advice service. They authority says it has helped thousands of residents to claim the benefits to which they are entitled. In 2010/11 residents who had used the service claimed -
- £150,500 in housing benefit
- £120,500 in council tax benefit
A man from Huddersfield who lived with the body of his dead father for FIVE months and continued to claim his Dad's benefits, has been jailed today.
Christopher Blackburn was sentenced to 3 years in jail at Preston Crown Court. Chris Kiddey reports for ITV's Calendar News.
A Huddersfield man who didn't report his father's death and then claimed his benefits for five months has been sentenced to three years in jail.
Christopher Blackburn jailed for three years for preventing father's burial for five months and claiming more than £1800 worth of his benefits.
A Huddersfield man who didn't report his father's death and then claimed his benefits for five months arrives to be sentenced.
A Huddersfield man who didn't report his father's death and then claimed his benefits for five months is due to be sentenced today. 29 year old Christopher Blackburn has admitted preventing a burial and pocketing his father Guy's benefits.
54 year old Mr Blackburn was found dead at his home in Preston.He died from heart disease. His son is due for sentence at Preston Crown court today.
91,600 parents and 141,064 children risk losing up to £68 in Yorkshire and the Humber
Poorer working mums trying to earn more for their children by working longer hours will be hit hard by the new Universal Credit, despite government pledges to make work pay, new research by Save the Children shows.