Housing Benefit Cuts: The Worst Hit Areas

It’s no secret that the Tories have cut housing benefit, and despite their reasoning, there are certain parts of the UK that have been the hardest hit, causing devastation and homelessness amongst many young families. Recently, new research has emerged that reveals the 10 worst areas of

DWP PIP Assessments Produce Unfair Results

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have faced backlash after assessments for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) have been labelled “damaging” to mental health sufferers and have left thousands facing cuts or removal from the system unfairly. Advertisment The PIP system is slowly taking over from the

The Real Effects of Housing Benefit Cuts on Young Adults

In this year’s Spring Budget a Cameron and Osbourne-era policy, that had been a key plank in their Tory Manifesto, was released which withdrew housing benefits to unemployed 18-21-year-olds. Advertisment This forces young people who are jobless to live either with their parents or find a way

Is the NHS Helpline Working as it Should Be?

NHS 111 is a non-emergency helpline that you can call to speak to a medical professional to discuss any symptoms you might be having. If your symptoms are non-complicated you can receive a diagnosis there and then on the phone, along with advice and recommended treatment. However,

How to Avoid Rises in Council Tax

Advertisment Announced earlier this year, Council Tax is on the rise. The rise is estimated to be 5% across the country, with the majority of councils in England and Wales implementing the change as soon as it’s available.  Council Tax must be paid by anyone over the

New Plans by Ministry of Justice for Four Supersized Jails in UK

The Ministry of Justice has officially announced its plans to build four, new, supersized jails in the UK. The new plans will mean that there will be 5000 new modern prison places available throughout England and Wales. The sites that are due for development are Full Sutton

2017 Budget Debacle on Self-Employed NIC Increase Could Ruin Hammond’s Reputation

National Insurance Increases Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond has performed a huge U-turn on his plans to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed, after proposing them in his first budget only a week earlier. Advertisment The proposed increases would have meant self-employed people would have seen

State Pension Age to Rise Again

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any higher, a new report released for the government has revealed that state pension age could rise again, leaving many people without a pension until the age of 70, meaning we will have to remain in work for longer than

NHS To Unveil New 111 Service

Advertisment Since new cuts for the NHS emergency services were announced at the beginning of the year, there has been a strain on the ability to treat patients fast enough. With some people waiting hours for an available bed, and many Accident & Emergency rooms closing this

Job Seekers Forced on the Streets Due to Tough Benefit Sanctions

In recent years, a tough benefit sanction scheme has been introduced under the Tory government that is seeing more and more people claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance to miss out on receiving payment and as a result, end up out on the streets – unable to afford accommodation.