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Women affected by the controversial changes have lost a landmark High Court fight.Read the full story ›
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A leaflet from the Department of Work and Pensions has been revealed as fake after officials made up comments from fictional claimants.Read the full story ›
Benefit claimants with mental health problems are more likely to be punished and have their payments stopped, new figures have revealed.Read the full story ›
The Methodist Church's public policy adviser Paul Morrison question sanctions used against some of the most vulnerable in our society.Read the full story ›
Less than half of those who reach pension age after April 2016 will be entitled to a full state pension, new government figures reveal.Read the full story ›
The chairman of a committee that oversees the government's spending watchdog has said she was "angry" that a government work programme was failing to deliver good enough results.
"The DWP has not delivered the much needed improved performance on the Work Programme since my committee last examined it in late 2012 and it is very clear to me that it still has a mountain to climb if it is to help those most in need," said Margaret Hodge, of the Commons Public Accounts Committee.
It comes after the National Audit Office found that welfare-to-work scheme was paying private contractors bonuses even when they were under-performing, in a report disputed by the DwP which is running the programme.